Priorities for healthcare in Wales - policy, post-COVID service recovery, funding, modernisation, the workforce, community pharmacy, and forward planning
Wednesday, 12th January 2022
9am - 1pm (registration from 8.30am)
This conference will be a timely opportunity to assess the priorities for the healthcare sector in Wales, looking at the next steps and outstanding issues for service recovery in the wake of COVID-19, support for the workforce, and the implementation of system modernisation.
They also expect discussion on taking forward ambitions for digital transformation and options for building on the increased role of community pharmacy in delivering health and care services following the pandemic.
They are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Alun Jones, Interim Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales; and Elen Jones, Director for Wales, Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
The discussion takes place in the context of the Health and Care Services Pandemic Recovery Plan from the Welsh Government, as well as the announcement of more than £500m extra funding for health and social care services aimed at tackling the issues caused by the pandemic.
Overall, the agenda will bring out the latest thinking on:
- raising service quality and standards
- tackling waiting lists
- implementing system modernisation and mitigating the impact of digital inequality
- the future role of community pharmacies
- supporting the workforce and priorities for staff recruitment and retention
Who is the forum aimed at?
Policy Forum Wales forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.
Places have been reserved by officials from the Health and Safety Executive and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Amgen; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health board; Bridgend College, Bridgend; British Heart Foundation Cymru; Browne Jacobson; Teva UK; The Open University; and Welsh Health Specialised Services.