The standards for health services in Wales set out the Welsh Government’s common framework of standards to support the NHS and partner organisations in providing effective, timely and quality services across all healthcare settings.
The ‘Doing Well, Doing Better Standards for Health Services in Wales’ came into force from the 1st April 2010 and replaced the previous standards that were introduced in 2005. The framework of standards (2010) sets out the requirements of what is expected of all health services in all settings.
Standards provide a consistent framework that enables health services to look across the range of their services in an integrated way to ensure that all that they do is of the highest quality and that they are “doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right patient in the right place and with the right staff”.
‘Doing Well, Doing Better: Standards for Health Services in Wales’ can be accessed via the appropriate link shown below.
The standards framework is underpinned by supporting guidance, which you can access by clicking on the link under Sections. You will also find the supporting guidance separated into individual standards.
Communication clarifying the approach to and progress with ‘Doing Well, Doing Better: Standards for Health Services’ and the expectations of NHS organisations over the next few months can be accessed via the appropriate link below.
An Easy Read and A5 Booklet version of the Standards are also available via the links below.
(Last updated August 2012)