Archive for August, 2012

Free prescriptions policy

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Once again the increase in medicines dispensed in Wales has opened the floodgates for the anti free prescriptions camp to have another go at the system. Free prescriptions are a long term investment by the Welsh Government in managing chronic conditions and improving health and ultimately helping to reduce the cost and pressure on the [...]

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Medical Technology Inquiry

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Guest blog by Mark Drakeford AM The National Assembly for Wales’s Health and Social Care Committee is planning to conduct a new inquiry on appraisal of and access to medical technologies in Wales. Evidence-gathering on this issue may commence later this year but the schedule is dependent on the amount of legislation the Committee must [...]

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Don’t be afraid to talk about mental health!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Guest blog by Gethin Jones, Time to Change Wales You may have recently seen a TV advert in which a character called Dylan returns to work following a mental health problem only to find that his colleagues take extreme and bizarre steps to avoid discussing the issue of mental illness. The advert was produced for [...]

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