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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


1.1 No apologies were received.

(09.15 - 10.15)


Inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan: Evidence session 7

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Grant Duncan, Deputy Director Healthcare Policy Division

Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Carys Thomas, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)


Supporting documents:


2.1 The Minister responded to questions from Members.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide the following:

·         a note on the delivery of treatment and services for patients with neuroendocrine tumours at an all-Wales level, as an example of services being delivered for the less common cancers;

·         confirmation that the technology is in place to support the timely reporting at GP, GP cluster and national levels of the reviews of lung and gastrointestinal cancer cases dealt with by each GP in Wales in 2014;

·         a note to update the Committee on the ‘trialogue’ discussions of the draft EU regulations on data protection, and the potential impact on cancer research in Wales;

·         the paper submitted by Public Health Wales to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into National Health Screening;

·         a note on whether there is resource and capacity for bowel scope screening to be provided in Wales.


Papers to note

Supporting documents:


3.1 Members noted the additional information provided by witnesses who attended the Committee's meeting on 8 May 2014 in relation to the inquiry into orthodontic services in Wales.


Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting


4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.15 - 10.45)


Consideration of the Committee's approach to its inquiry into legal highs


5.1 The Committee considered and agreed the approach to its inquiry into new psychoactive substances (“legal highs”).



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