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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
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- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
General Medical Services Contract: Quality and Outcomes Framework Statistics, 2009-10
Statistics in “General Medical Services Contract: Quality and Outcomes Framework Statistics for Wales, 2009-10” include data for Wales for the year to the end of March 2010. The latest bulletin updates the statistics previously released on 23 September 2009.
This release presents a summary of data from the national General Medical Services (GMS) Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) during 2009-10. The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a system of financial incentives. It is about rewarding contractors for good practice (and its associated workload) through participation in an annual quality improvement cycle. Whilst it is voluntary all practices in Wales participated in 2009-10. The QOF was first implemented in April 2004, and the financial year 2009-10 therefore represents the sixth year of the QOF. The 2009-10 data is illustrated in terms of achievement, exception reporting and the number of patients on disease registers i.e. prevalence.
The key points from the latest bulletin are:
- 297 (61.2 per cent) of the 485 practices in Wales achieved 950 or more of the possible 1,000 QOF points. In 2008-09 68.3 per cent of practices achieved this level, but because of indicator and methodological changes previous years are not comparable.
- 84.7 per cent of practices achieved 650 or more of the 697 potential points in the clinical domain, the major part of the QOF.
- The largest disease register in terms of the number of patients as a percentage of all patients on practice lists (% “prevalence”) was the Smoking(1) register (25.5 per cent).
- Over all relevant indicators, 8.9 per cent of records were omitted from achievement calculations as legitimate exceptions under the QOF rules. There was variation however between indicators and Local Health Boards.
(1) This is a register of patients with one or more specified conditions who are recorded as smoking. It is not a register of all smokers.
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