New proposals to strengthen health and care quality and governance in #Wales #carequality #welshgovernment

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New proposals to improve the quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales have been published by the Welsh Government.

The proposals are part of a White Paper, Services Fit for the Future, Quality and Governance in Health and Care in Wales, published jointly by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans.

The White Paper includes a number of proposals designed to support and encourage more integrated ways of working and better decision-making, putting the interests of people at the heart of service planning and delivery.

The proposals include common standards and joint complaints handling; better decision-making across health boards through a new Duty of Quality for the Population of Wales and a clearer process for service change; as well as further promoting a culture of openness in the health and social care system through a new Duty of Candour.

There are also proposals for strengthening the way the public is represented across health and social care, and for regulation and inspection.

For the full article please visit: http://gov.wales/newsroom/health-and-social-services/2017/governance/?skip=1&lang=en&mc_cid=e1c3ba9b0b&mc_eid=37c5f9da7a

The consultation will run from 28th June to 29th September 2017

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