Doctors and nurses unions call for the next Assembly to 'put aside game playing'

The British Medical Association and Royal College of Nursing have called on political parties not to play games with the nation's health following the failure of the the Public Health (Wales) Bill.

Both unions have expressed disappointment at the failure of the bill, which they described as a 'huge collaborative effort.'

The Public Health Bill was defeated in the Senedd last night, after Plaid Cymru withdrew its support at the last minute.

Their decision came after Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews described a previous deal with the party as like a "cheap date".