Responding to the First Minister’s statement on the social partnerships in the National Assembly for Wales this afternoon (9th July 2019) Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Interim Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said:
“It’s encouraging to hear the First Minister talking about the value of social partnerships and creating a fairer workplace for people in Wales. The NHS has already made great strides in creating a workplace culture which values and respects all our staff.
“The NHS is about people. Whether it is about working with people or caring for people, it’s what we do and why we work in the health service. That’s why we’re already committed to making the NHS in Wales a great place to work and do all we can to help our staff respond to the pressures they encounter every day. A fairer and more collaborative workplace will help us continue the progress we’ve made in improving the culture in our NHS organisations.
“In 2016, we set out our Core Principles which help reinforce the values and behaviours we want to see within the health service in Wales. These Core Principles were developed to help support our staff achieve the highest quality in everything we do.”