Celebrating the anniversary of ‘ACTivate Your Life’ free online self-help video course, by Andrea Gray, Mental Health Development Lead for Wales

When the pandemic struck last year, my main focus for many months was helping to think about what we might do to support people who could no longer access support in the community and who, like myself, were finding pretty much every day a challenge in different ways. One of

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Reducing Restrictive Practice in Wales, By David O’Brien & Dr Ruth Wyn Williams, Senior Improvement Managers

Today we welcome the launch of the Reducing Restrictive Practice Framework in Wales by Welsh Government. This framework promotes measures and practices that will lead to the reduction of restrictive practices in childcare, education, health and social care settings. What we mean by restrictive practice The Care Council for Wales

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Pandemic Recovery: Healthcare Priorities for People with Learning Disabilities – the Annual Health Check by Paula Phillips, Senior Improvement Manager, Learning Disability Improvement Cymru

Over the past year we have witnessed unprecedented demands on health services resulting in people having to get used to different ways to access health care. In many instances, routine work needed postponing and physical access to Primary Care became limited. The impact of these changes for people with learning

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Our next steps as Improvement Cymru by Prof John Boulton, National Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/Director Improvement Cymru

Throughout the course of the pandemic the team in Improvement Cymru have been deployed to support the response within Public Health Wales. During that time we have supported call centres, health protection cells, analytics, operationalisation of population sampling centres, mobile testing units and improvements in laboratory turnarounds. I am sure

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An update on the Wales Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter, by Sarah Tilsed, Campaigns and Partnerships Manager, National Dementia Action Alliance

We’ve been working in partnership with Improvement Cymru and wider stakeholders to develop the Wales Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter which will be published later this year.  I’m pleased to provide an update on its progress. The aim of the charter is to enable Health Boards to implement dementia-friendly practices.  Following our

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