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    NHS spending increases as two health boards breach financial duties again
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    Concerted action is needed by NHS Wales to tackle the waiting times backlog for planned care
  • A&E sign outside a hospital.
    Unscheduled Care system in Wales under huge pressure
  • Person smiling with a mug of tea
    Direct Payments support people’s independence and are highly valued but there are opportunities to improve
  • Elderly person holding a carers hand.
    Current arrangements for commissioning older people’s care-home placements are failing to address some long-standing issues
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    COVID-19 response drives big rise in NHS spending as four health boards breach financial duties again
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    Wales has made excellent progress in vaccinating its population against COVID-19 but a clear plan is now needed for the challenges which lie ahead
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    Governance at the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee has improved, but important action is needed in several areas
  • Person administrating a Covid swab test
    The Test, Trace, Protect programme is making an important contribution to the management of COVID-19 in Wales
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    NHS bodies maintain good governance during the COVID-19 crisis
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    PPE procurement and supply in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic
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    NHS spends an additional £501m dealing with COVID-19 midway through the year
  • Photograph of hands at a laptop keyboard
    Ambitious vision for Welsh Community Care Information System still a long way from being realised
  • Photograph of doctor in face mask examining a patient
    COVID-19 has made Welsh NHS waiting list problems worse but has also created a unique opportunity to build a better planned care system
  • Photograph of stethoscope on computer keypad
    Clinical Coding is still not getting the profile it needs within NHS Wales