RCP Cymru Wales has published its response to the Welsh government’s health and social care winter plan 2021 to 2022.
In October 2021, the RCP launched Snowed under? A statement endorsed by 17 medical royal colleges and faculties which called for national action on workforce shortages, health inequalities and the NHS backlog. This position paper called on the Welsh government to:
- value the NHS workforce with a national recruitment, retention and staff recovery plan
- tackle avoidable illness with a cross-government strategy on health inequalities
- reduce the impact of the NHS backlog on patient safety and medical education.