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NHS Workforce Plan ‘will Improve Access to Care’


Primary care services include GP surgeries, pharmacies, NHS dentists, local opticians and healthcare support workers.

The plan will see the Welsh Government investment in these and other clinical staff and aims to provide more care closer to people's homes. It will also be geared towards recruiting and retaining GPs.

Other actions within the plan include:

  • Increase the number of Welsh Government-funded places on return-to-nursing practice courses.
  • Investment in advanced and extended skills, including non-medical prescribing and advance practice education;
  • Working with health boards and universities to develop an education and training programme for physicians associates in Wales.