General scrutiny session with the Chief Medical Officer

The Health and Social Care Committee undertook periodic scrutiny of the Chief Medical Officer for Wales.


The Chief Medical Officer for Wales is responsible for:

  • leading on public health policy and programmes, working across all Welsh Government policy departments and with a wide range of external partners, with the aim of improving health and reducing health inequalities;
  • improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes;
  • leading the medical profession in Wales, having key roles in medical regulation, education and training, standards and performance; and
  • maintaining appropriate UK and international links, working with other UK Chief Medical Officers, government departments and organisations.


More information about the work of the Chief Medical Officer is available on her website.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 23/10/2014




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