Joint follow up review finds practices continue to put children and young people at risk
Rising demand, workforce challenges and problems with patient flow through acute hospitals have combined to place significant pressure on unscheduled care services in Wales.
Implementation of the Framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC) has delivered some improvements,but more needs to be done to ensure consistency and fairness across Wales, and the limited progress in dealing with a backlog of challenges over eligibility for CHC continuesto be a cause for concern,says a report published today by the Auditor General for Wales.
Since its introduction in 2003, significant sums of money have been spent implementing an amended NHS consultant contract in Wales. Despite this, the intended benefits for the health service are not being fully realised, largely because of weaknesses in consultants' job planning arrangements. Those are the conclusions of a report published today by the Auditor General for Wales.