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Wales to scrap health authorities

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.318/c (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:318
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    All five health authorities in Wales are to be scrapped as part of a radical reorganisation of the NHS in the principality by the Welsh Assembly.

    Under the plans, the assembly itself will take direct control of its health responsibilities through a newly created Health and Well-Being Partnership Council. Local health groups will also be expanded and strengthened and community health councils retained.

    The plan also sets targets for training 1385 medical students and 3800 nurses by 2004 and for reducing turnover and vacancy levels. …

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