Can Wales Fill the Social Care Funding Gap?

The funding of adult social care has moved centre stage. There is wide agreement that more money is needed and various figures are quoted. But how do we get a fix on exactly how much and whether this is affordable? As Chris Giles noted recently in the Financial Times, the…

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PPIW Focus Weeks

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

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

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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Greater awareness of Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRTs) a good thing – leading barrister states

This week PPIW published a report by Professors Jenny Kitzinger (Cardiff University) and Celia Kitzinger (University of York) which provides independent advice to the Welsh Government on how to increase the understanding and uptake of Advance Decisions in Wales. I welcome this report and its recommendations.  Many people wrongly assume that…

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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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