NDM7178 Plaid Cymru debate - Access to Health Services

NDM7178 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Expresses concern with the lack of access to basic medical services, including GPs and NHS dentistry, in many parts of Wales.

2. Calls for the recruitment and retention of additional medical staff to ensure appropriate access to health services across Wales.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the positive action underway through the Primary Care Model for Wales to improve people’s access, day and night, to the right professional and service for their particular needs.

2. Notes the marked improvement in the recruitment of doctors to the GP speciality training programme this year.

 

[If Amendment 1 is agreed amendments 2, 3 and 4 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 - Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

Add as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Regrets that over 119,000 patients in Wales are covered by GP practices at risk and calls upon the Welsh Government to ensure that primary care is adequately funded by receiving at least 10 per cent of the overall NHS budget.

Amendment 3 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Notes the ongoing concerns of the British Medical Association Cymru regarding the future sustainability of primary care services and the publication of the latest Welsh GP practice heat Map.

British Medical Association - Welsh GP practice heat map April 2019

Amendment 4 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

In point 2, after 'staff' insert 'and other health professionals'.

Amendment 5 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Further calls on the Welsh Government to undertake a root and branch review of workforce planning within the Welsh NHS.

 

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 07/06/2021

Decision due: 6 Nov 2019 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth MS