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BGS Wales

 Welcome to the BGS Cymru/Wales section.

The BGS Cymru/Wales section is controlled by Dr Amer Jafar and Dr Indrajit Chatterjee (Chattopadhyay). We  would welcome feedback and suggestions on what geriatricians and professionals allied to medicine in Wales would like to see on this site.

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Welsh BGS Spring Meeting March 2017

Welcome to the Welsh BGS Spring Meeting 2017

Dates: 9th & 10th March 2017

Venue: Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2HS.

Dinner & Accommodation: Ramada Plaza, Wrexham, LL13 7YH.

Organiser: Dr V Adhiyaman, Glan Clwyd Hospital

Contact for information:

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Older People, health strategies and the Welsh Government: useful websites

Here are the links to some of the useful websites and resources in relation to Older People, health related matters and the Welsh Government.

For any further enquiries you may use this email link.

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Cymru/Wales - intermediate care at the cost of acute care is not the answer

The general election is around the corner but the Wales assembly election is not until May next year. Although health is devolved to the Assembly I believe all countries will recognise the issue facing Wales.

I see considerable merit in the questions for the candidates and next government in the six decisions from excellent health care published by BGS Central. The objectives of the national BGS are reflected in the Constitution of the BGS Wales. 

However these look at individual parts of a huge machine that is the NHS and that machine is in serious need of maintenance or a complete overhaul. The recent winter events have caused me to question the strategy of a reduction in hospital beds, investment in community services and a reliance on quality improvement to deal with an ageing population with increasingly complex needs.

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Welsh Government unveils law to overhaul regulation and inspection of social care

The Regulation and Inspection Bill will shift the responsibility for care failings away from the frontline to ensure providers are held accountable. It is a law that will see social care providers held more accountable for failing to provide a good quality service has been introduced before the National Assembly for Wales. The Regulation and Inspection Bill aims to shift accountability away from frontline staff to ensure employers and service providers share the responsibility when things go wrong. Each service provider will now be expected to appoint a ‘responsible individual’ when they register, who will be subject to a fitness and suitability check for the role. Read more.

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Tougher laws for Welsh care homes to be unveiled

ITV Wales: Care homes and care agencies could face tougher regulations under a new law announced by the Welsh Government. The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill will ensure care home owners will become more accountable for their services. If passed, each service provider will be required to designate an owner or board member as a 'responsible individual' as part of their registration, ensuring a clear line for sight from the boardroom to the frontline. The latest figures show there are 1,780 regulated social care and support settings, which fall within the current regulatory regime. There are also more than 70,000 staff working in the care sector.

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