Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for primary care in Wales: priorities for Primary Care Clusters, resourcing and preparing for the new Health and Social Care Plan

Morning, Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Central Cardiff


This seminar will consider the future for primary care services in Wales.

Those attending will discuss key findings from the final report of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, the Inquiry into PCCs and the upcoming Health and Social Care Plan, which is expected to include a new primary care plan.

Sessions consider the challenges for resourcing primary care effectively - looking at key issues around infrastructure development, workforce organisation, funding and the impact of Brexit.

The conference will also be an opportunity to consider the findings of the Wales Audit Office’s preliminary publication on the current state of primary care services in Wales - which highlighted key challenges facing the sector around costs, patient and workforce experiences, and recruitment issues.

Delegates will assess the priorities for implementing the Parliamentary Review’s recommendations to further devolve resources and decision making to PCCs - including how the Government’s £100 million transformation fund to support implementation should be applied. They will also examine the initial performance of PCCs in light of the Inquiry’s findings, including how best to increase consistency of delivery, share best practice and engage effectively with patients.

Further sessions focus on priorities for effective inspection and improving the quality of care and meeting the needs of the workforce - looking at training and skills development, and developing the leadership needed to drive change.

Guests of Honour

Dr Dai Lloyd AM

Chair, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Dr Rebecca Payne

Chair, RCGP Wales

Guests of Honour

Dr Dai Lloyd AM

Chair, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Dr Rebecca Payne

Chair, RCGP Wales


Caroline Jones AM

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Councillor Alun Williams

Cabinet Member, Adult Services, Ceredigion County Council


Councillor Liz Roberts

Cabinet Lead, Adult Social Care, Community Services and Housing, Conwy County Borough Council

Dr David Minton

Cluster Lead, Blaenau Gwent West, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Andrew Evans

Deputy Director of Primary, Community and Mental Health Services, Powys Teaching Health Board

Lesley Lewis

Head of Nursing Primary Care and Localities, Cwm Taf University Health Board

Dr Sabarna Mukhopadhyay

Chief Executive, SymlConnect

Desmond Kitto

Chief Officer, Cwm Taf Community Health Council

Dr Sue Thomas

Primary Care and Independent Sector Adviser, Royal College of Nursing

Julie Rogers

Deputy Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Dr Ian Harris

Member, GP Committee, BMA Cymru

Senior speaker confirmed from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales

Susan Murphy

Assistant Director, Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Representative, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

David Davies

Welsh Policy Officer, Royal College of Occupational Therapists