AM welcomes review of advisory structure for NHS

A review into NHS advisory structures will help to drive forward improvements in the service provided to patients, says a north Wales Labour AM.

Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones, has welcomed the launch of a three month call for evidence in order to review the current advisory structure of health bodies in Wales and help determine what reforms are necessary to make the system more efficient, effective and authoritative.

Mrs Jones said: “We are determined to drive through improvements to care so that patients get a better service from the NHS. This review will be wide-ranging and will identify what needs to be improved. It is vital that this review remains patient focused at all times”.

The reforms will provide clear benefits to the NHS in Wales such as identifying relevant specialists and development of clinical leaders, giving service and professional standards more uniformity, coordinating services across health board borders and driving forward Welsh Government delivery plans.

The review will include the statutory advisory committees to the Welsh Government such as the Welsh Medical Committee, the National Specialist Advisory Groups, Local Health Professional Forums, and the local professional groups such as the Local Dental Committees.