The Auditor General for Wales published this Report on 22 October 2019.
This report focuses on the main issues and areas of progress found in primary care services in Wales on a national-level. Primary care covers a wide range of services, delivered by GPs, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and professionals from health, social care and voluntary sectors.
The Report found that despite considerable investment and many plans for primary care transformation over the years, change has not happened as quickly or as widely as intended and while the NHS and Welsh Government are taking a range of steps to strengthen primary care, change needs to happen at greater pace and scale to tackle longstanding challenges and ensure vital services are fit for the future.
The Public Accounts Committee will consider the Report together with the Welsh Government’s response in January 2020 and decide whether to undertake an inquiry.
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First published: 09/12/2019