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Health guidance

Policy guidance for the NHS

All Wales communication standards between Primary and Secondary care

11/09/18
Guidance and explanatory notes for NHS Wales to follow, including referral and delegation.
 

Working together to reduce outdoor air pollution, risks and inequalities

25/04/18
Guidance to support policy and practice development across the NHS in Wales.
 

Statement of Intent - Better use of health and care data for safe, effective care and efficient services

19/10/17
We want health and care workers to have the digital tools and access to information they need to coordinate and deliver care.
 

More than just words…. Follow-on strategic framework for Welsh language services in health, social services and social care

25/04/17
This follow-on strategic framework builds on the original  'More than just words….' published in 2012. 
 

Travelling to better health

06/04/17
Advice and guidance on culture and health needs for practitioners working with Gypsies and Travellers.
 

Reform of financial support for those affected by NHS supplied contaminated blood

31/03/17
We have written to individuals affected by NHS supplied contaminated blood to advise of changes to payments for 2017/18.
 

UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines

25/08/16
Guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers for low risk drinking.
 

Cross border healthcare and patient mobility - guidance for the NHS

14/08/15
Advice on handling requests from patients for treatment in countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and requests from patients from the EEA requesting treatment in Wales.
 

Mental health aftercare in England and Wales

25/03/15
Arrangements for resolving disputes about mental health aftercare services involving local authorities in England and Wales.
 

Addressing mental health problems of children and young people

19/11/14
This guidance explains how our partners can improve the help they give within the youth justice system.
 

Mental Capacity Act 2005 and consent for research

09/01/14
Information on when a person has given their consent to take part in research and has since lost capacity.
 

Independent mental capacity advocates service providers

09/01/14
Find out where your local provider is located.
 

Delivering the independent mental health advocacy service in Wales

09/01/14
Guidance for independent mental health advocacy providers and Local Health Board advocacy service planners.
 

Responsible body guidance for the NHS in Wales

05/04/13
The guidance sets out who is responsible for funding an individual's treatment and care within the NHS in Wales.
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010: National Service Model for local primary mental health support services

28/09/12
Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 places duties on Local Health Boards and local authorities.
 

Care and Treatment Plan template

01/06/12
This care and treatment plan has been prepared under section 18 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 Policy Implementation Guidance on 'Local Primary Mental Health Support Services' and 'Secondary Mental Health Services'

22/03/12
Guidance to assist Local Health Boards and Local Authorities in meeting their duties under the Measure.
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 Guidance

28/02/12
Guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on the establishment of joint schemes for the delivery of local primary mental health support services