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Wales faces major reorganisation of its health service

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2943 (Published 09 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2943
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    A reorganisation of the NHS in Wales should see a reduction in geographical health inequities, and more money going into front line services, according to the Welsh Assembly health minister Edwina Hart.

    Seven new regional boards will be the face of the NHS in Wales, in proposals out for consultation. In the reorganisation 21 existing local health boards that were set up in 2003 and seven NHS trusts will disappear.

    The new local health boards, due to be operational from October next year, will be responsible for planning, designing, developing, and securing the delivery of primary care, community care, and services in hospital for people in their areas.

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