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Key policies - Wales

Working differently, working together – a workforce and organisational development framework, 2012
This is the first document to be published supporting 'Together For Health', the five-year vision for the NHS. It focuses on the vital role that all staff play in delivering safe and effective care for the people of Wales. It recognises that the NHS in Wales is working within a changing environment in challenging times. It is all the more important that staff are supported by the best in employment practices. This framework will support the development of the right staffing model in order to continue to transform the way we deliver healthcare.

Our Healthy Future  
A country where people are healthy is likely to be a country where people are happy. We all want good health for ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours. We are working on a new approach to help everyone live longer with better health. We’re calling this new approach 'Our Healthy Future'.

Delivering a Five-Year Service,Workforce and Financial Strategic Framework for NHS Wales 
We have new structures that promote integrated thinking and working across NHS Wales and close collaboration with our partners. The framework will set out how we will achieve this.This document is not the framework – or rather it is a part of it, the evidence base.

Fairer Health Outcomes for All 
This plan is about putting in place the building blocks to support a long-term and systematic approach and joint working with our citizens and partners to achieve greater equity in health.

Sustainable Development: the key to tackling health inequalities 
This report is aimed primarily at policy-makers and practitioners in central and local government, and the NHS. Whether or not the words 'health' or 'sustainable development' are in their job title, we want everyone to think about how their work can reduce health inequalities and promote sustainable development.

Chief Medical Officer for Wales Annual Report 2012-13: Healthier, Happier, Fairer
This report is focused on evidence and opportunities. After a summary of the current position, chapters assess how we could better protect and promote health and wellbeing for all and support the NHS.

A Fair Future for Our Children
We believe that eradicating child poverty ultimately benefits the whole community, leading, for example, to healthier, higher skilled adults and lower crime rates. We will tackle poverty through mainstream services, backing this up with specific targeted support where needed. In addition we aim to remove the myths and the stigma attached to poverty.

Together for Health: A five year vision for the NHS in Wales 
Together for Health is the five year vision for the NHS. It is based around community services with patients at the centre, and places prevention, quality and transparency at the heart of healthcare. The document outlines the challenges facing the health service and the actions necessary to ensure it is capable of world-class performance.


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