On 1 June 2020, The Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act 2020 became law.
The act came into force on 1 April 2023, and work continues on its implementation.
The act aims to:
- strengthen the existing Duty of Quality on NHS bodies and extend it to the Welsh ministers for their health service functions
- create a Duty of Candour on NHS service providers for openness and honesty with patients and service users harmed during care
- amplify voices by replacing community health councils with Llais, an all-Wales citizen body for health and social care
- enable the appointment of Vice Chairs for NHS Trusts, bringing them in line with health boards
For more information, contact: HSCQualityandEngagement@gov.wales