Wales' Health Minister Lesley Griffiths AM says that she hopes the soft out-out scheme will make more organs available in Wales.
Health Minister Lesley Griffiths says the Welsh NHS will learn from a damning report into neglect at English hospitals. She said the health service in Wales will use the Francis Report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to avoid 'systemic failure.'
The minister said she would 'comment fully before summer recess' and would hold an Assembly debate to work out 'the Welsh approach' to any problems.
Two changes to screening for cervical cancer in Wales have been announced by Health Minister Lesley Griffiths.
- The age that women receive their first invitation for cervical screening will change from 20 to 25
- Women over 50 who are routinely called for screening could be invited every five years, rather than every three
The changes will be brought in this year following recommendations from the UK National Screening Committee and the Wales Screening Committee.
Cervical screening already begins at the age of 25 in England and Northern Ireland.
Health Minister Lesley Griffiths says she does not consider mephedrone use 'a huge problem' in Wales.
But she added that educating people about it now will raise awareness of the dangers and help prevent people trying the substance in future.
A campaign has been launched today to highlight the dangers of using the banned substance mephedrone.
It is estimated that more than 134,000 youngsters aged 16 to 24 have tried the formerly legal high, commonly known as 'meow meow'.
Cardiff bar manager Sian Hills told ITV Wales people that people often underestimate the power of the drug.
The Health Minister will launch a campaign later today to highlight the dangers of using the banned substance mephedrone. Commonly called 'meow meow' or 'miaow miaow', it is estimated that three-hundred thousand young people in the UK used the drug last year.
The drug - which is described as a mix between amphetamines, cocaine and ecstasy - can cause heart palpitations, paranoia, vomiting, agitation, fits, suicidal thoughts and depression. In Wrexham a new drop in centre opens this morning due to "increased demand" from drug users.
A system aimed at driving up standards in the NHS in Wales will be introduced this year.
NHS organisations have been asked to produce annual quality statements by the Welsh Government, which will give patients access to a range of information about the services available to them and how well those services are performing.
NHS organisations will also introduce new 'quality triggers' including patient feedback, which will allow the organisations to monitor the services they provide and pick up signs of any potential risks.
In response to the Health Minister’s announcement of a £82m contingency fund for struggling health boards, Dawn Bowden, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health, said: