Healthcare Summit

Healthcare Summit meetings take place bi-annually to enable discussion between audit, inspection, regulation and improvement bodies.

They provide an interactive forum for sharing intelligence on the quality and safety of healthcare services provided by NHS Wales. The anticipated outcomes are:

  • Closer working relationships and intelligence sharing between participating organisations
  • Work programmes of the participating organisations are informed by the shared intelligence and reflect a collective and collaborative approach to addressing areas of concern and/or for development
  • High risk, collective concerns, will be agreed and shared at each Summit meeting. The outcome of which may be used to form feedback to the Director General – Health and Social Services and NHS Wales Chief Executive and the appropriate Chief Executive by a summit attendee as appropriate
  • Proactive initiation of further assurance or action against concerns or issues using Welsh Government, Audit Wales, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’ special enforcement powers or the Escalation and Intervention process where appropriate
  • Participating organisations cooperate and collaborate with peers and stakeholders as we play our respective roles in driving healthcare improvement in Wales.

Current participating organisations are:-

  • Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)
  • Community Health Councils in Wales (CHC)
  • Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)
  • NHS Wales Delivery Unit (DU)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • NHS Counter Fraud Service Wales (NCFSW)
  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)
  • Public Health Wales – Service Improvement (PHW)
  • Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW)
  • Audit Wales (AW) 
  • Welsh Risk Pool Services (WRPS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  •  Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
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