New Welsh Government plan needs to be a catalyst for change, says RCGP Wales

Publication date: 11 June 2018

Responding to the publication of 'A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care', RCGP Wales has called for warm words to be backed up with actions and has said the key test will be whether it delivers tangible improvements.

Dr Rebecca Payne, RCGP Wales Chair, said:

"Broadly speaking RCGP Wales welcomes the content of this plan. The references to workforce wellbeing are particularly welcome. Staff are working in very difficult circumstances and the NHS will only be as strong as the people in it.

"We note that the language used throughout, such as the continued focus on preventative care and care closer to home, will only be achieved if general practice thrives.

"The key thing now is making sure this document leads to tangible improvements in patient care; warm words need to be backed up with actions. General practice remains significantly under-resourced and this plan needs to be a catalyst for change."

Further Information

Louis Urruty
RCGP Wales Policy and Public Affairs Officer
0203 188 7767 / 07341 737 034

Notes to editor

  1. The Royal College of GPs Wales represents a network of around 2,000 GPs, aiming to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on resources, education, training, research and clinical standards.

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