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Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill proposes to introduce changes that:

 

  • Place quality considerations at the heart of all the NHS in Wales,
  • Strengthen the voice of citizens across health and social services, with a new Citizen Voice Body for health and social care (replacing Community Health Councils);
  • Place a duty of candour on NHS organisations, requiring them to be open and honest when things go wrong; and
  • Strengthen the governance arrangements for NHS Trusts, by introducing a formal Vice Chair role for each Trust.

 

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 17 June 2019

Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF 150KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1802KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 17 June 2019 (PDF 1152KB)

 

Business Committee – Timetable for consideration of the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill (PDF 33KB)

 

Bilingual Glossary (PDF 89KB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent – Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill (PDF 661KB)

 

Letter to the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee – Statement of Policy Intent (PDF 262KB)

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The Health and Social Care Committee agreed its approach to Stage 1 consideration on 19 June 2019. 

 

The Committee has issued an open call for evidence on the Bill.

 

The consultation has now closed. However, you can still complete our short survey about the proposed Citizen Voice Body.

 

Committee dates

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

19 June 2019

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

19 June 2019 transcript

View the meeting of 19 June 2019

11 July 2019

Minister for Health and Social Services

11 July 2019 transcript

View the meeting of 11 July 2019

19 September 2019

Oral evidence session

 

25 September 2019

Oral evidence session

 

 

9 October 2019

Minister for Health and Social Services

 

 

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

16 September 2019

Minister for Health and Social Services

 

 

The  Finance Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

3 July 2019

Minister for Health

and Social Services

3 July 2019 transcript

View the meeting of 3 July 2019

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer has indicated that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.  Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Contact information

Clerk: Sarah Beasley

Phone: 0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1NA

 

Email: SeneddHealth@Assembly.Wales

 

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 17/06/2019

Decision due: Meeting Date by Business Committee, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, Plenary

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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