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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
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A reminder for pharmacy professionals of their responsibilities during the current outbreak of measles.
This leaflet is about their health care and the right to be involved in decisions about their health, health care or treatment.
The guidance sets out who is responsible for funding an individual's treatment and care within the NHS in Wales.
Details the arrangements between the NHS in Wales and the NHS in England to help support patients who live on the Wales/England border.
As part of its commitment to improve the transparency of NHS information, Local Health Boards are making hospital mortality data available directly on their websites.
This short document sets out what this means for everyone working in or for the NHS in Wales.
Temporary policy guidance on Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) has now been issued to Local Health Boards and local authorities in Wales.
The document explains the changes to the Community Pharmacy contractual framework.
Advice for Health professionals on how to support patients to get the best from their medicines, and help minimise waste.
‘More than just words' has been developed to strengthen Welsh language services among frontline health and social services.
These training resources aim to help anyone to increase their understanding of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
This leaflet provides a concise summary and brief explanation of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
This guidance supersedes Welsh Health Circular WHC (99) 148.
Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 places duties on Local Health Boards and local authorities.
A brief history of the commission members professional expertise.
The Scheme aims to strengthen sustainable health improvement in Wales by supporting projects developed and delivered by national voluntary organisations.
Changes to the law of the United Kingdom concerning medicinal products for human use.
This care and treatment plan has been prepared under section 18 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
A framework of actions for healthcare organisations in Wales.
Highlighting the fatal adverse effects of Clozapine.
This document provides guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on improving access to psychological services.
This guidance supports chapter 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales.
Guidance to assist Local Health Boards and Local Authorities in meeting their duties under the Measure.
Following consultation revised Standards have been developed for use in hospital settings in Wales.
Guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on the establishment of joint schemes for the delivery of local primary mental health support services
A Welsh Government ban on the sale of tobacco from vending machines in Wales has been approved. This will come into force on 1 February 2012.
Advice for patients, clinical professionals and NHS managers on proposed arrangements to assess / care for women with PIP implants.
The Welsh Government has a commitment to extend the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) into pre school settings.
Standards developed for the NHS in Wales to plan and deliver effective high quality cancer services for children.
Guidance developed to improve the provision of continence care for children and young people with bladder/ bowel dysfunction problems.
It will enable Local Health Boards to deliver high quality services to children and young people.
Guidance on how we plan to deal with the older prisoner population.
Guidance for independent mental health advocacy providers and Local Health Board advocacy service planners.
Updated guidance for Local health Boards and Local Authorities
Information leafet detailing how the scheme works.
These guidelines provide a framework for schools to help them to decide whether or not to accept commercial sponsorship.
Guidance on involving service users and carers in mental health services.
Guidance for non UK residents requiring treatment from a Welsh NHS Trust.
The guidance aims to define best practice and improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability staying in hospital.
A selection of guides to help you understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
They will provide support for veterans and service personnel to ensure that their needs are reflected in local service plans.
Information on when a person has given their consent to take part in research and has since lost capacity.
Find out where your local provider is located.
Plans are underway to enact a number of important changes for people with mental health problems.
The Welsh Government has launched a national action plan to improve children’s mental health services.
Guidance on approval of clinicians who act as mental health professionals for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983.
This document provides guidance to local health boards and trusts on the conduct of engagement and consultation with citizens, on changes to Health Services.
This Guidance is for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities for the preparation of their annual Health Social Care and Well Being Strategy
Find out if you are eligible for continuing NHS healthcare.
‘Ask First - to prevent a stroke later’ has been developed to raise awareness that high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) are serious risk factors and can lead to a stroke.
Launched on the 16th February 2011 this document highlights the support and advice available to anyone diagnosed with dementia.
This is one of a series of standards for specialised services for children and young people.
Detailed guidance on getting the best out of your hearing aid.
Defining evidence based standards for the planning, organisation and delivery of diabetes services.
On the 12 July 2010, the Minister for Health and Social Services announced the action that would be taken to improve dementia services and agreed new funding to support implementation of the Dementia Action Plans.
The CPA provides many service users with an mechanism to work towards maximising their ability to live fulfilled lives as independently as possible.
Hospital chaplains have long played a key role in providing a spiritual care service to patients, their families and carers and staff.
The Quality Standards for Paediatric Audiology (Wales) were launched on the 24th March 2010.
The guidance provides advice about the circumstances in which a request for an allocation of a deceased donor organ to a close relative or friend could be considered in exceptional circumstances.
This document sets the agenda for public health.
The service specification documents the recommended models of care for patients with HIV or AIDS.
Providing a basis for planning and developing services for the prevention and treatment of cardiac disease.
This framework was consulted on earlier this year and final document Eating Disorders: Framework for Wales has now been published.
Find out more about organ donation and presumed consent by downloading the discussion document.
The All Wales Consensus Group have been responsible for the development of these Guidelines designed to provide support and to improve diabetes care across Wales.
This planning document is designed to assist NHS acute trusts in Wales (hereafter referred to as trusts) in their capacity for managing acute hospitals develop their plans for responding to a pandemic.
What you need to know about alcohol and how you can drink it sensibly.
The aim of this guidance is to provide advice and information on how to effectively involve people who use mental health services and their carers in the design, planning, delivery and evaluation of those services.