Primary health care provides the first point of contact in the healthcare system. In the NHS, the main source of primary health care is general practice.
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry will focus on the role of clusters (groups of GPs working with other health and care professionals to plan and provide services locally) as a means of transforming primary care. There are 64 cluster networks across Wales, serving populations of between 30 and 50 thousand patients. Clusters are determined by individual local health boards in each area.
Terms of reference:
The Committee’s inquiry aims to provide a better understanding of how the cluster model is working in Wales and will consider:
The Committee invited views on this issue. The consultation closed on 3 February 2017.
Written response from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport.
Welsh Government Response – January 2018 (PDF 277KB)
The Plenary debate on the Committee’s report took place on 17 January 2018.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 30/11/2016
Decision due: Meeting Date by Health, Social Care and Sport Committee