Vaughan Gething, Health Minister, has revealed his proposals to improve patient access to clinicians and other healthcare professionals.
In the official press release, Mr Gething said:
“Our long term plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales, sets out how we need to radically change the way services are delivered to meet future demand. We also need to move away from health and social care which focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that supports people to stay well, lead healthier lifestyles and live independently for as long as possible.
“By accessing allied health professionals such as physiotherapy and dietitians directly at their local health centre, people can get the treatment they need more quickly. There are already good examples of this happening around Wales. I want to see that best practice become standard, which these plans will help us achieve.”
The plan brings together the roles of a wide range of professionals, from doctors to physiotherapists, dieticians and occupational health workers.