Health and Social Services newsletter - December 2018

December 2018 • Issue 031


health and social services latest news


Progress on plans to improve NHS dental services in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has welcomed progress on Welsh Government plans to improve NHS dental services in Wales.


Good practice guidance for the Welsh public service on working with adult perpetrators of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

For those people who are working within or delivering public services we'd like to hear what you have to say. Take our survey.  Closing date 15 January 2019


Make a difference to the social care and early years workforce in Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Chair and one Member to the Social Care Wales Board.



Third anniversary of life changing organ donation policy

In 2015 Wales became the first country in the UK to take the decision to move to a soft opt-out system of consent to organ donation.


Search begins for new Chair of Social Care Wales

The Welsh Government is looking for a new Chair for Social Care Wales, the workforce regulator and body responsible for improving social care and early years’ sectors across Wales.


Minister confirms £15m investment to support carers and adults with care needs

The Welsh Government is currently investigating ways to improve the quality and appropriateness of respite support for carers, including the types and frequency of respite and other support across Wales.


Consultation aims to strengthen support for autistic people in Wales

The consultation proposes a new Code of Practice to strengthen support for autistic people and their families and carers.

Children eating

New guidance to support Wales’ childcare settings provide healthy food and drink to children

The guidance forms part of range of Welsh Government initiatives that will contribute to supporting positive dietary change through the early years and ensuring children reach and maintain a healthy weight as they grow and develop.

Medical staff

£114 million to support health professional education and training

This is £7m more than in 2018/19 and the fifth consecutive year funding to support health professional education and training has increased.





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