Health and social care review welcomed

18 January 2018
Social Care Wales

We welcome this week’s publication of the Parliamentary Review into the Long Term Future of Health and Social Care in Wales.

Along with the statement by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, that he will publish a new long-term plan for health and social care, which will take account of the report’s recommendations, in the spring.

The review calls for four goals for the health and social care system in future, which collectively are referred to as the ‘Quadruple Aim’. The goals are:

  • to improve population health
  • to improve the quality of care for individuals
  • to increase the well-being of health and care staff
  • to achieve increased value from the funding of health and care. 

Our chief executive Sue Evans said: 

“We look forward to supporting care providers in delivering the new long-term plan for health and social care. As an organisation, our purpose is to build confidence in the workforce, and lead and support improvement in social care.

"We are particularly pleased that the review calls for the increased well-being of health and care staff as one of four goals for the system in future. 

“Well qualified and highly motivated care staff are at the heart of high quality provision. That is why we are working with partners to reform qualifications and training, and expand the professional registration of social care workers to provide them with the tools they need to best serve the public.”

The Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales