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Impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Plenary (Item 6)

Debate on the Health and Social Care Committee report - Waiting well? The impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales

NDM8039 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Health and Social Care Committee report: 'Waiting well? The impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales’, laid in the Table Office on 7 April 2022.

Note: The response of the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 22 June 2022.

Minutes:

The item started at 15.33

NDM8039 Russell George (Montgomeryshire)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the Health and Social Care Committee report: 'Waiting well? The impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales’, laid in the Table Office on 7 April 2022.

Note: The response of the Welsh Government to the report was laid in the Table Office on 22 June 2022.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 1.)

1. Impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: informal stakeholder engagement event (private)

Information pack for participants

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Committee's report: Waiting well? The impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.5 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 10)

10 Impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: consideration of draft report

Paper 9 – draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee agreed the report subject to minor amendments which will be agreed via email.


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 8)

Impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment and Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Health and Social Care Winter Plan 2021 to 2022: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received. The Committee identified areas for inclusion in its report on waiting times, and agreed to write separately to the Minister in respect of winter planning.


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 7)

7 Impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment and Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Health and Social Care Winter Plan 2021 to 2022: evidence session with the Minister for Health and Social Services

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Judith Paget, Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive of NHS Wales – Welsh Government

Andrew Sallows, Delivery Programme Director – Welsh Government

Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer – Welsh Government


Research brief

Paper 4 – Welsh Government on waiting times

Paper 5 – Welsh Government on winter planning

Paper 6 – report from the Senedd's Citizen Engagement Team on the impact of the waiting times backlog on people in Wales who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Health and Social Services.
7.2 Judith Paget agreed to share information regarding surgical capacity across health boards with the Committee.

7.3 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to share the findings of the review of demand and capacity in neurodevelopmental services with the Committee in due course.

7.4 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide the Committee with an update on the use of COVID passes.


Meeting: 13/01/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding waiting times

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.4 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 13/01/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 8)

8 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The King's Fund

Sue Hill, Acting Director in Wales - Royal College of Surgeons of England

Jonathon Holmes, Policy Adviser - The King's Fund
Danielle Jefferies, Analyst - The King's Fund

 

 

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of The King’s Fund and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

8.2 Jonathon Holmes, Policy Adviser, The King’s Fund agreed to provide further information to the Committee on the range of likelihood that people living in more deprived areas in England would be waiting longer for treatment than people living in less deprived areas..

8.3 Sue Hill, Acting Director in Wales, Royal College of Surgeons of England agreed to provide details of the number of surgical job vacancies as a proportion of the surgical workforce in Wales and in England.


Meeting: 13/01/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding waiting times

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Minutes:

3.3 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 02/12/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with Wales Cancer Alliance

Richard Pugh, Chair - Wales Cancer Alliance

Andy Glyde, Vice Chair - Wales Cancer Alliance

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Wales Cancer Alliance.

3.2 Andy Glyde, agreed to write to the Committee to provide further information about where resources and investment in cancer services should be targeted. 


Meeting: 02/12/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with allied health professionals

Dai Davies, Professional Practice Lead, Wales - Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Calum Higgins, Public Affairs and Policy Manager Wales - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Dr Christian Egeler, Faculty of Pain Medicine

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Paper 2 – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of allied health professionals.


Meeting: 02/12/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 10)

10 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with organisations representing the patient's voice

Alyson Thomas, Chief Executive - Board of Community Health Councils
Kate Young, Chair – Wales Carers Alliance
Helen Twidle, Health and Social Care Policy and Campaigns Officer – Age Cymru

Paper 10 – Board of Community Health Councils
Paper 11 – Age Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee received evidence from organisations representing the patient’s voice.


Meeting: 02/12/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 11)

Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 02/12/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 9)

9 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with organisations representing people with different health conditions

Mary Cowern, Director - Cymru versus Arthritis

Joseph Carter, Head of Devolved Nations - British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK

Gemma Roberts, Policy and Public Affairs Manager - British Heart Foundation

Elin Edwards, External Affairs Manager - RNIB Cymru

Paper 6 - Cymru versus Arthritis

Paper 7 – British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK
Paper 8 – British Heart Foundation

Paper 9 – RNIB Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee received evidence from organisations representing people with different health conditions.
9.2 Gemma Roberts, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, British Heart Foundation agreed to provide details of the computerised cognitive behavioural therapy programme implemented by the Scottish Government to increase support for patients who have been placed on a waiting list for heart conditioned related surgeries.


Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with primary care organisations

Professor Peter Saul, Joint Chair - Royal College of General Practitioners Cymru-Wales

Helen Whyley, Director - Royal College of Nursing Wales

Judy Thomas, Director of Contractor Services - Community Pharmacy Wales
Elen Jones, Director - Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales

Research brief

Paper 1 – written evidence from the Royal College of General Practitioners Cymru-Wales

Paper 2 – written evidence from the Royal College of Nursing Wales

Paper 3 – written evidence from Community Pharmacy Wales

Paper 4- written evidence from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of primary care organisations.
2.2 The Chair informed Members and witnesses that this was Professor Peter Saul’s last day of his three year term as RCGP Joint-Chair, and wished him well for the future.


Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and identified issues to raise in future evidence and Committee outputs.


Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Impact of waiting times backlog on people who are waiting for diagnosis or treatment: evidence session with mental health and psychological support organisations

Professor Euan Hails, Director of Clinical and Therapeutic Services – Hafal

Simon Jones, Head of Policy and Influencing- Mind Cymru

 

Paper 5 – written evidence from Adferiad Recovery

Paper 6 – written evidence from Mind Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of mental health and psychological support organisations.

3.2 Rhun ap Iorwerth MS declared that he is Co-Chair of the Long Covid Cross Party Group.