Stroke risk reduction report to be debated by Assembly

Published 07/02/2012   |   Last Updated 14/07/2014

Stroke risk reduction report to be debated by Assembly

7 February 2012

A National Assembly for Wales report highlighting ways of improving Welsh Government stroke risk reduction services will be debated by Assembly Members at the Senedd on Wednesday (8 February).

The report is the result of an inquiry conducted by the Health and Social Care Committee. It found that the Welsh Government’s Stroke Risk Reduction Action Plan isn’t being managed as effectively as it could be and the report calls for a full evaluation to provide greater clarity about its ownership and delivery.

The Committee made five recommendations in its report, all of which were either accepted in full or in principle by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Health and Social Services.

“We are pleased the Welsh Government has accepted, at least in principle, all of our key recommendations. Now we look to the Government to take clear action to address the issues highlighted in our report,” said Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, Mark Drakeford AM.

“Three of the recommendations put forward were simply to focus attention on the need to ensure adherence across Wales to nationally-recognised clinical guidelines.”

“I will be very interested in the views of the Minister and my fellow Assembly Members during the debate on this important issue.”