We welcome today’s publication of 'A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care' by the Welsh Government.
We are particularly pleased by the plan’s commitment to look at the funding of social care and health.
The plan is the Welsh Government’s response to the 'Parliamentary Review into the Long Term Future of Health and Social Care in Wales', which was published in February. The review called for four goals for the health and social care system in Wales, which it referred to as the Quadruple Aim.
The four themes of the Quadruple Aim, which shaped today’s plan, are:
- improved population health and well-being
- better quality and more accessible health and social care services
- higher value health and social care
- a motivated and sustainable health and social care workforce.
Sue Evans, our chief executive, said: “We welcome the publication of today’s plan and in particular its commitment to look at the funding for social care and health.
“We look forward to responding to the commission mentioned in the plan, and working closely with Health Education and Improvement Wales to develop a new joint Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care, in partnership with the NHS and local government.
“Motivated, committed and skilled staff are at the heart of high quality care and support. We are already working with partners to reform health and social care qualifications and training to make sure the workforce has the tools it needs to provide care and support that meets the needs of the Welsh people.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners in health and other sectors to achieve the report’s long-term future vision of a seamless, whole system approach to social care, health and well-being.”