Archive for February, 2011

A yes vote would speed up the process of making health laws

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I’d like to thank all our guest bloggers for contributing their thoughts this week on what a yes vote in the referendum would mean for Wales. We have had some interesting thoughts from all our contributors. At present, the process probably isn’t as adept as it could be in taking forward Wales-related health policy. A [...]

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I am a great advocate for the NHS

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Continuing our theme this week on the referendum, Len Gibbs from True Wales has submitted today’s blog below. As a business consultant who undertook an audit on behalf of the Audit Commission I am a great advocate for the NHS and supporter of the people who work in it. My assessment being that although there [...]

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The current process is slow and cumbersome….

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Today we hear from Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. On 3 March, Wales will hold an important referendum about the country’s future. For some years now, we have had a slow and expensive system of making laws. If the Assembly wants to do something, it often has to make a written application to Westminster [...]

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Health policy for Wales should be made in Wales

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The second guest blogger this week is Lee Waters, Vice Chair of Yes for Wales. Yes for Wales believes that health policy for Wales should be made in Wales. Simplifying the policy making process will increase accountability, democracy and clarity over how decisions on health are made. It is important to recognise that all of [...]

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Devolution’s health firewall protects Wales from costly reorganisation

Monday, February 21st, 2011

With the referendum on the National Assembly’s law making powers being held next week, we have been considering what a yes vote would mean for health policy in Wales. We have asked a range of individuals to guest blog for us on the matter. Their views are their own, and I will reflect on the [...]

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Are we failing our young people?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Last week BMA Cymru Wales and the RCGP held a joint event on teenage pregnancies. A range of contributors from health professionals to teenagers gave excellent presentations to the audience. Dr Dai Lloyd AM sponsored the event, and we were delighted with the policy ideas generated by the speakers and the audience.   Attendees at our [...]

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