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A Healthier Wales – Health and Social Services News – 28/09/22

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The Welsh Government is considering some changes to the law, to improve social care and continuing NHS healthcare.

Proposals include legislation to eliminate profit from the care of children looked after. And introduce direct payments for adults who are eligible for continuing NHS healthcare.

Views are also sought on:

  • extending mandatory reporting of children and adults at risk
  • changes to regulation of social care services and the workforce
  • inclusion of childcare and play workers within the definition of social care worker.

This consultation closes at midnight on 7 November 2022.

Written Statement: UKHSA advice on Monkeypox Vaccination Strategy

On 23 September, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued an updated strategy setting out recommendations on vaccination in relation to the Monkeypox outbreak.

Written Statement: Adferiad programme update

We are clear that continuing to support people suffering from and recovering from the long-term effects of Covid-19, will be a high priority for us and for the NHS.

Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

Performance against targets for diagnostic and therapies services continues to improve despite a general increase in demand for both services.

Written Statement: Launch of consultation on the duty of candour

The aim of the duty of candour is to promote a culture of openness and transparency in NHS Wales and complement other existing professional duties. A culture of openness is not new in Wales – it builds on the principle of being open, which is at the heart of the Putting Things Right process, which was introduced in 2011.

Consultation ends 13/12/22

Written Statement: Evusheld in the treatment of patients with COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, we have worked closely with the other UK nations to identify and deploy novel therapies for the treatment of COVID-19.

Optometry Contract Negotiations 2022-23

Following recent optometry contract negotiations between the Welsh Government, Optometry Wales and NHS Wales, I am pleased to confirm I have agreed, in principle, to a new optometry contract terms of service and associated financial costs.

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