PPIW Focus Weeks

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Brexit will dominate political debates for the foreseeable future.  However there are some fundamental policy challenges in Wales that aren’t going away whatever the outcome of the UK negotiations with the EU. How to secure economic growth and high quality jobs? How to satisfy increasing demand for health and social …

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Inequalities in Children’s Services Interventions

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A key children’s services priority for the previous Welsh Government Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford, was to reduce the proportion of children in care in Wales, which is almost 50 per cent higher than in England. He had focused attention not only on this inequality between countries but …

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PPIW Second Anniversary Event – In Pictures

The audience challenged our speakers with insightful and thought provoking questions

On Monday 21st March, 2016, PPIW was delighted to welcome colleagues to celebrate our Second Anniversary, at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. This event marked PPIW’s achievements over the last year, and examined the current evidence ecosystem in Wales, and the potential needs of the next Welsh Government. Joining us …

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Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment report recommendations should be embraced by the Health Service in Wales – prominent GP states


The PPIW report ‘Increasing understanding and uptake of Advance Decisions in Wales’ highlights some important issues of particular relevance to Primary Care in Wales.  The Mental Capacity Act (2005) should by now be very familiar to all health care professionals, especially GPs. Assessing capacity to make decisions is an integral part …

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What Works Centre for Wellbeing comes to Wales


We were really pleased to welcome the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing to Wales recently.  This was the starting point of an ongoing dialogue between ourselves and the Centre to ensure their work is relevant to and used by policy makers and practitioners across Wales. In this blog are …

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