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Response to independent parliamentary review panel interim report on health and social care

Responding to the publication of the independent parliamentary review panel interim report on health and social care, Dr Gareth Llewelyn, RCP vice president for Wales, said:


“It’s great to see that the review has come back with a really positive vision for the future of the NHS and social care in Wales. I’m especially pleased that there is a strong focus on the need to increase the pace of change, the spread of good practice, and promote engagement with the public. We also need to motivate and value all staff, and promote a sense of pride in our achievements.


“The important thing is now to build on the momentum from this report. We’re keen to see the Welsh government show more national ambition and leadership on driving this change forward, and we want to work with other doctors and healthcare professionals to develop new ways of working, especially to deliver more specialty care in the community. Putting patients at the centre of these changes will be key to ensuring the success of the recommendations.”




1.The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) aims to improve patient care and reduce illness, in the UK and across the globe. We are patient centred and clinically led. Our 33,000 members worldwide, including 1,200 in Wales, work in hospitals and the community across 30 different medical specialties, diagnosing and treating millions of patients with a huge range of medical conditions. More information about our work in Wales is available here:


2.The Parliamentary Review into Health and Social Care in Wales interim report is available here: