National Assembly for Wales / Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Health and Social Care Committee / Y Pwyllgor Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill / Bil Lefelau Diogel Staff Nyrsio (Cymru)

Evidence from Cwm Taf University Health Board - SNSL AI 12 / Tystiolaeth gan Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf - SNSL AI 12



1.   Whether standard contracts are used for such arrangements;

·         There is no standard contract across NHS Wales with care home providers for NHS Funded nursing care of for the provision of Continuing Healthcare in care homes. Some Health Boards will have joint contracts with their Local Authorities. This work being led by WG and the National Commissioning Board on the development of model terms and conditions for the sector.

2.   How health boards monitor compliance with the contracts/agreements that are in place for the delivery of care they have commissioned.

·         In CT we have nurse assessors who will monitor the patients care delivery against the assessed needs, we also monitor the contract jointly with the local authorities.

3.   The Committee would also welcome an indication of health boards’ views on the inclusion of such a provision in the Bill.

·         It would be unwise to include within the bill given the need to use professional judgement of patients assessed needs.