Health bosses meet to discuss the future of the NHS

The largest and most influential meeting of the NHS service, The Welsh NHS Confederation Conference, has been held today.

Crucial changes need to be made to the NHS this year

The Welsh NHS Confederation argue that time is running out to make crucial changes to the NHS and that tough decisions need to be made to this year.

The Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Helen Birtwhistle, says there are problems with providing services for patients under a model of hospital care that was 'devised more than 50 years ago'.

The news comes as health bosses are meeting today to discuss the future of the service. The Welsh Government says reconfiguration is underway to ensure services aren't spread too thinly.

'Time is running out' to make changes to NHS in Wales

The future of the NHS in Wales is under the microscope today. Credit: NHS Wales

The body which represents NHS organisations in Wales is warning that time is running out to make crucial changes to it. The warning comes as leaders meet today.

The director of the welsh NHS confederation argues that "tough decisions need to be taken this year or the NHS as we known it will not survive".

The Welsh Government said a programme of 'service reconfiguration' is underway to ensure services aren't spread too thinly.

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