Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for primary care in Wales: access, innovation and transformation

July 2017

Delegates at this conference examined the potential for new ways of working to transform primary care, at a time when provision across Wales faces substantial pressures and as innovative new ways of working are developed to tackle the issues.

The seminar came as the Welsh Government neared the end of its primary care service plan up to 2018 and as the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee carried out its inquiry into primary care. Delegates discussed the role of different primary care services within the provision of care and the extent to which greater co-operation between branches of primary care could improve access and reduce workforce shortages.

They also considered the potential for innovation within primary care to transform the provision of services. This included the continuing development of GP Clusters and Multidisciplinary Teams, the success of schemes such as Choose Pharmacy in allowing pharmacists to play a greater role within primary care and the extent to which technological advancements within patient records, appointments and remote consultations are relieving pressures on services.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates