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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 »
Priorities for NHS announced
The new NHS Delivery Framework has been published by NHS Wales Chief Executive David Sissling.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Minister launches Clinical Research Treatment Unit
- Priorities for NHS announced
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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
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 »
Substance Misuse, 2010-11
Statistics on Substance Misuse in Wales, include data on clients seen at drug and alcohol treatment agencies in Wales for the year to the end of March 2011. The latest annual report updates the statistics previously released on 20 October 2010.
The main source of the data is the Welsh Database for Substance Misuse held by NHS Wales Informatics Service. The data only relates to people presenting to treatment services for substance misuse and these may constitute only a proportion of all substance misusers. The report also includes additional information from other routine data sources including hospital, mortality, education and crime data.
Data in this Report will differ from Reports published previously on the Welsh Government website because of revised / updated data.
Key facts from the WNDSM, 2010-11:
- There were 28,720 referrals for treatment of alcohol or drug misuse notified to the database.
- 53 per cent (15,314) of referrals were related to alcohol misuse (main substance), 40 per cent (11,481) to misuse of drugs and 7 per cent (1,925) of referrals had no main substance reported.
- Heroin accounted for 47 per cent (5,369) of all referrals for which drugs were specified as the main substance, with cannabis (21 per cent) and amphetamines (7 per cent) the next most common drugs.
- Over the 4 year period, the median age for treatment has risen from 37 to 40 for alcohol and from 29 to 32 for heroin.
- 67 per cent of clients referred for any substance were assessed within 10 working days of referral, and 90 per cent of clients were given treatment within 10 working days of assessment.
Key facts from other routine data sources:
- There were a total of 494 alcohol related deaths in Wales (2010) according to ONS, and 152 drug misuse related deaths (2010).
- From 2006 to 2010, hospital admissions for mental and behavioural disorders due to opioids have increased overall by 53.2 per cent (44.4 per cent in males and 68.1 per cent in females).
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