National Assembly for Wales

NDM6745 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 13/06/2018 For debate on 20/06/2018

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the vital contribution made by Wales’s health and social care workforce.

2. Believes that a valued, supported and healthy workforce will be key in driving forward the transformation NHS Wales needs to be sustainable in the future.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services by January 2019.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by implementing priority access to treatment for NHS workers and developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

Amendments

NDM6745 - 1 Tabled on 14/06/2018

Insert as new point 2 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets that, due to the failure of successive Welsh Governments to undertake adequate workforce planning, the NHS in Wales has staff shortages across many specialities, particularly nursing, general practice, emergency medicine, psychiatry, radiology and endoscopy; and that these shortages are putting existing staff under tremendous strain and impacting on patient care.

 

NDM6745 - 2 Tabled on 14/06/2018

In point 4, delete 'implementing priority access to treatment for NHS workers and'.

 

NDM6745 - 3 Tabled on 15/06/2018

Delete points 3 and 4 and replace with:

Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) publish a comprehensive integrated strategy for Wales’s health and social care workforce in 2019 to ensure our services are able to address future demand for safe and high quality services;

b) make NHS Wales an exemplar employer through its support for well-being at work by developing robust policies that support the health, well-being and continual professional development of the health and social care workforce.

NDM6745 - 4 Tabled on 15/06/2018

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for the opening of a centre for medical education in Bangor and the expansion of medical education across Wales to ensure every region has the health workforce it requires.

NDM6745 - 5 Tabled on 15/06/2018

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for future health and social care workforce plans to include robust targets for providing a bilingual workforce and details of how existing NHS staff will be encouraged and supported to learn Welsh.

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