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'Extra £1.1bn' invested in Welsh NHS

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The Welsh Government says more than £1.1bn in additional investment has been made in NHS Wales over the last two years.

It says the health budget has increased by more than 9% since 2013-14, which is equivalent to an extra £178 being spent on health for every person in Wales.It is now said to be the largest it has been and accounts for 46% of the Welsh Government’s total annual budget.

Over the course of the last 17 years, the Welsh NHS is seeing more people than ever before; it is referring more people to hospital-based services; it is providing faster access to diagnostic services and it is providing faster, more effective care, using the most advanced treatments available.

Performance in some areas is still not at the level we would like it to be in all areas but improvements have and continue to be made. I am determined to ensure performance continues to improve across the NHS.”

– Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Health Minister


Health board takes control of GP practice

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One of the biggest GP practices in North Wales is to hand over control to the health board.

Pendyffryn Medical Practice in Prestatyn looks after more than 18 thousand patients. Today they'll receive letters informing them that the surgery is to terminate its contract with Betsi Cadwaladr health board. It comes after the practice failed to recruit new doctors.

The healthboard said it will ensure people have continued access to GP and primary care services

Organ donor numbers rise in lead up to new law

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The number of organ donors is rising in the lead up to Wales' historic change in the law.

An official report also says the number of people in Wales who die waiting for a transplant is falling.

More than 100,000 people have signed up to the donation register. From December a system of 'presumed consent' will be in force.

WATCH: Parents of Britain's youngest organ donor raise awareness of new law


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