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The NHS planning framework has been developed between the Welsh Government and NHS Wales.

The guidance will be revised annually. 

Planning cycle












The cycle shows a change from the previous system shifting from a 1 to a 3 yearly cycle. This was detailed within the NHS Finance (Wales) Act 2014.

Full details of the Act are available from the National Assembly for Wales (external website).

Resources to support the planning process

NHS Wales Information Service (external link)

Public Health Wales Observatory - reports and profile (external link)

Data Unit Wales  (external link)

Welsh Government - Stats Wales