ADSS Cymru welcomes the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

January 2018

As the national leadership organisation for social services in Wales, ADSS Cymru welcomes the recent publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales.

The report, which will act as a significant evidence base to guide the Welsh Government’s strategy for health and social care for the foreseeable future, envisions the delivery of a ‘Quadruple Aim’ of four goals, to:

  • improve population health and wellbeing through a focus on prevention;
  • improve the experience and quality of care for individuals and families;
  • enrich the wellbeing, capability and engagement of the health and social care workforce; and
  • increase the value achieved from funding of health and care through improvement, innovation, use of best practice, and eliminating waste.

ADSS Cymru will, alongside colleagues in local government, respond to the findings of the review and ensure that professionals in social care influence the change that this review might create; recognising the importance of the workforce in delivering the ambitions of the review.

ADSS Cymru President, Dave Street said:

“We welcome the publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales and agree with the view that the case for change is compelling.

“ADSS Cymru looks forward to contributing to the outcomes of the Review, initially as part of the reference group chaired by Dr. Andrew Goodall but also as the work develops at a national, regional and local level.

“We would like to put on record our thanks to Dr. Ruth Hussey and her team for the inclusive way they engaged with the social care sector and facilitated the contribution of social care partners.”

Read the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales