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Health & Social Care

The NHS is one of the public’s top priorities. Each year about one in three people attends hospital as an outpatient, one in five attends accident and emergency and one in ten is an inpatient.


Why it matters

The NHS faces many challenges, including those from an ageing population, the rise in long-term conditions such as obesity and dementia and a squeeze on public spending. The NHS accounts for 43% of the Welsh Government budget – £6.7 billion.

What we are doing

Bevan Prize for Health and Well-being

The Bevan Prize for Health and Well-being recognises individuals and organisations whose work upholds the founding principles of the NHS – free at the point of delivery and accessible to all.

Improving specialist care for terminally ill patients

Every year 30,000 people in Wales die, many of whom would benefit from palliative care. Working with Marie Curie Cancer Care Wales we have identified ways of improving care for people who are terminally ill as well as saving 1 million hospital bed days.

Better help to quit smoking

Smoking is a leading cause of premature death – new ways of reaching and treating smokers are urgently needed. Our work with Pfizer Ltd. Identified ways in which services to help smokers to quit could better meet the needs of smokers on low incomes.

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In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange, Issue 15 Autumn 2019

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! The latest edition of Exchange, Wales’ best policy and politics magazine, provides more insights into the current and important issues in Welsh public life. Our Autumn 2019 article includes: Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister […] »

Events »

Beyond cities: resilient local economies and communities

What are the prospects for the places beyond cities and how can they secure inclusive and resilient economies? *Scroll down for Welsh* Date: Thursday 28 November 2019 Time:  09:00 – 13:15 Location: Orbit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil This conference draws together […] »