The Welsh government has launched two new consultations on plans to reduce respiratory illness and improve services for people with neurological conditions.
lungsThe draft plan to reduce respiratory disease in Wales sets out expectations of the NHS and how success will be measured.
Areas of focus include reducing the number of smokers and an effort to detect lung disease early.
Health and social services minister Mark Drakeford said: ‘As with a number of other health conditions, lifestyle factors can increase the risk of getting a respiratory disease.
'Diet and weight are contributory factors, but smoking continues to be the main risk factor and achieving the targets set out in the Tobacco Control Action Plan for Wales is vital in achieving what we want from this delivery plan.
‘We will continue to help make people aware of these risks, but also to encourage individuals to take responsibility for the actions which they can take to shape their own health, and reduce the risks of respiratory disease.’
The Welsh government’s Neurological Condition Delivery Plan sets out actions to deliver an improved service for neurological patients in Wales.
These are raising awareness of neurological conditions, timely diagnosis of neurological conditions, fast and effective care, support for those living with a neurological condition, improving information and targeting research.
BMA Cymru Wales will be studying the consultations to determine if a response is needed.
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