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A Wales MapJune 14 2018

Wales is to undergo a significant overhaul of NHS and social care services, the Welsh Government has announced. 

The key thrust of the policy, set out in ‘A Healthier Wales’, is to provide more joined-up services in community settings so that “in the future, people will only go to a general hospital when it is essential.”

The aim is to see a shift from healthcare which focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that provides services which support people to stay well, lead healthier lifestyles and live independently for as long as possible, said the Welsh Government.

“There will also be more focus on seamless services, which are designed to fit around the individual. Information will be shared between services and providers, allowing a smoother patient experience. This will also allow those with the greatest need to be treated first and make the most effective use of resources,” it said. 

It has announced a £100 million Transformation Fund so that changes can start immediately. The plan also commits the Welsh Government to increasing investment in digital technologies and to support and develop the workforce, including unpaid carers and volunteers.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has welcomed the announcement. Suzanne Scott-Thomas, Chair of the RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board noted “the emphasis on providing care closer to home through building the architecture for primary and community care that will truly harness the skills of health and social care professionals.

“This high-level plan provides the direction for the radical transformation of health and social care services that is needed in Wales and we applaud the overall aspiration of the Welsh Government.”

Ms Scott-Thomas said the Society is keen to work closely with the Welsh Government and NHS Wales. “There are already pockets of innovative pharmacy practice that are making a positive difference to patient care and we believe this plan represents a new opportunity for patients to get more benefit from the pharmacy profession across the health care system,” she said.

Links:
Welsh Government announcement       
Welsh Government ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care’ documents 
Welsh Government ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care’ report. June 11 2018.           
RPSiW comment           

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