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Primary care

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee welcomed your views on any or all of the following points:


  • How GP cluster networks in Wales can assist in reducing demand on GPs and the extent to which clusters can provide a more accessible route to care (including mental health support in primary care).
  • The emerging multi-disciplinary team (how health and care professionals fit into the new cluster model and how their contribution can be measured).
  • The current and future workforce challenges.
  • The funding allocated directly to clusters to enable GP practices to try out new ways of working; how monies are being used to reduce the pressure on GP practices, improve services and access available to patients.
  • Workload challenges and the shift to primary prevention in general practice to improve population health outcomes and target health inequalities. 
  • The maturity of clusters and the progress of cluster working in different Local Health Boards, identifying examples of best practice. 
  • Local and national leadership supporting the development of the cluster infrastructure; how the actions being taken complement those in the Welsh Government's primary care plan and 2010 vision, Setting the Direction.
  • Greater detail on the aspects being evaluated, the support being supplied centrally and the criteria in place to determine the success or otherwise of clusters, including how input from local communities is being incorporated into the development and testing being undertaken.



Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


The deadline for responses is 3 February 2017. Please send your views to:


Bilingual Policy

The Committee welcomes contributions in English or Welsh, and we ask organisations with Welsh Language policies/schemes to provide bilingual responses, where applicable, in line with their public information policies.


Disclosure of Information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Email: Contact@Senedd.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565