• 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
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    Seven-year hospital upgrade in North Wales cost over £60 million more than originally approved
  • Victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence let down by fragmented system
    Information on the prevalence of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales is unreliable and there is no clear picture of
  • Big challenges remain for Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board
    There are a number of fundamental weaknesses in governance around patient safety and the quality of care at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Boa
  • Plans to strengthen primary care not happening quickly enough
    While the NHS and Welsh Government are taking a range of steps to strengthen primary care, change needs to happen at greater pace and scale to tack