Welsh Government consults on Green Paper: Our Health, Our Health Service

Published: 7 Jul 2015

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on its Green Paper: Our Health, Our Health Service. The Green Paper proposes at long last introducing a statutory Duty of Candour in Wales. This is particularly poignant as it was the family of young Robbie Powell in South Wales who have done more than anyone to raise awareness of the need for a Duty of Candour (“Robbie’s law”) across the UK and inspired AvMA’s campaign following the alleged attempted cover up of the circumstances of his death over twenty years ago. The Green Paper also seeks views on ways to improve the leadership; governance and the structure of the NHS in Wales, including changes to Health Inspectorate Wales, and improving patient feedback and complaints handling. The deadline for responses is 20th November 2015.