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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welsh Government launches NHS performance website

A new website giving patients easily accessible information on NHS performance has been launched by the Welsh Government.
 
mylocalhealthservice.wales.gov.uk will provide performance data on a range of health services, including:
  • hospital information, such as mortality rates, healthcare infection rates and nurse ratios;
  • progress in primary care on preventative measures to address the major health issues facing the population such as heart disease and stroke;
  • the results of patient satisfaction surveys; and,
  • links to reports and locally-published performance data.
Launching the website, First Minister Carwyn Jones said: “We have made a firm commitment to transparency in the NHS. Gathering together key performance datasets into one place and explaining them clearly is part of our delivery on that commitment.

“The current site is just the start – we will continue to build on this initial information set, with more information provided over the coming months to make My Local Health Service our window on the performance of our local NHS services right across the country.

“Increased transparency is a key driver in improving quality across the NHS as a whole, highlighting both those areas where good practice is in place and those where there is scope for improvement.

“The website is in line with our wider aim of introducing more mechanisms to detect risks or problems before they occur, and publishing more performance data to raise quality of care.”

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