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Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


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The item started at 18.09

NDM6011 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the challenges facing the primary care sector in Wales, with increasing pressure on resources and an ageing population with more complex care needs;

2. Notes that the percentage of NHS funding spent on general practice has fallen from 10.27 per cent in 2005-2006 to 7.9 per cent in 2015-2016;

3. Notes that Wales has the second lowest GP coverage in the UK with 23 per cent of GPs aged over 50 and difficulties in training enough GPs to fulfil future workforce requirements; and

4. Calls on the next Welsh Government to:

a) introduce an access to GPs scheme to fund innovative ways of providing primary care services to improve access to GPs for patients;

b) improve the availability of specialist mental health training for health professionals;

c) review the capacity of the general practice workforce to meet the needs of patients;

d) improve public education on appropriate health services;

e) review the administration requirements on GPs; and

f) improve the promotion of general practice as a profession.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Publication date: 16/03/2016

Date of decision: 16/03/2016

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly



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