‘There's rarely a perfect answer’ - Vaughan Gething

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“What Wales is doing today, the world will be doing tomorrow,” so said Vaughan Gething AM, quoting the United Nation’s view on its devolved health and care services.

The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport was at Confed17 to share Wales’ devolved approach to health and social care, to highlight commonalities with England and to call for greater collaboration to ensure a stable NHS workforce for the UK.

Devolution has allowed more appropriate choices for our own needs and we’ll explore what more we can do, he said. Devolution is a growing feature of UK and involves the language of choices, he said. And choices made locally can be more appropriate to local circumstances.

However, Wales hasn’t always made the right choices, he confessed. “There’s rarely a perfect answer, and I haven’t always made a perfect decision, but it’s not always right or wrong, it’s about different answers,” said Mr Gething.

After outlining Wales’ successes he emphasised the importance of sharing learning between Wales and England, and called for a different approach from Westminster to avoid unacceptable outcomes in health and care across the UK. 

He signed off with a call to work together to create better services for staff to work within, and for the public to take part in and receive. 

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