Policy Forum for Wales

Health and social care quality in Wales - governance and transparency, workforce development, and next steps for inspection, regulation and legislation

TO BE PUBLISHED December 2019

This seminar focuses on key issues for raising the quality of health and social care in Wales.

Delegates will discuss the future for inspection and regulation - and recruitment, development, and support of the workforce.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill as it progresses through the National Assembly - including its proposals for a ‘duty of candour’ for NHS bodies and the creation of a citizen voice body to replace Community Health Councils.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW);
  • Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation;
  • Mario Kreft, Chair, Care Forum Wales;
  • Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council; and
  • John Pearce, Chair, Board of Community Health Councils in Wales.

The agenda

  • The way forward for raising the quality of health and social care;
  • The Quality and Engagement Bill - assessing the potential impact on improving care and outcomes for patients and service users;
  • Governance and transparency of health boards and enhancing the voice of patients;
  • The workforce and delivering higher quality care - recruitment, development, and support for health and social care professionals;
  • Inspection and the regulation system in Wales; and
  • Regulating professional standards.

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