Advisory Group Functions
(a) Receive reports and monitor the implementation of professional health regulation in Wales;
(b) Ensure that professional regulators work closely with employers to ensure that patient safety is paramount;
(c) Be a focal point for Ministers, officials, and professional regulators for the patient, service user, family carer and wider public;
(d) Provide advice and support and to complement the work of other Welsh based organisations;
(e) Ensure the Minister and Health service providers are informed of patient and service user perspectives in making the impact of professional regulation real in improving health services in Wales.
Future areas of work
Subject to funding, over a two-year period, could include some of the following:
(a) Championing the development and implementation of a new Nursing and Midwifery Council code specifically addressing care needs of older people;
(b) Medicines administration (safe prescribing through to safe management);
(c) Public engagement and the future regulation of Health Care Support Workers and nurses in Wales;
(d) Nutrition, fluids and nutritional care needs of older people;
(e) The revalidation of GPs in Wales;
(f) Quality Assuring health personnel who are increasingly working in peoples homes;
(g) Monitoring, evaluating and supporting public engagement strategies of professional regulatory bodies in Wales.
It is unclear how the Minister has responded to these issues in recent CHC Board correspondence.
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