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Introduction

‘Doing Well, Doing Better – Standards for Health Services in Wales’ set out the Welsh Assembly Government's common framework of standards to support the NHS and partner organisations in providing effective, timely and quality services across all healthcare settings.

The revised standards came into force the 1st April 2010. The updated framework of standards set out the requirements of what is expected of all health services in all settings.
 
Standards provide a consistent framework that enables health services to look across the range of their services in an integrated way to ensure that all that they do is of the highest quality and that they are “doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right patient in the right place and with the right staff”.
 
The standards are used by all NHS organisations at all levels and across all activities as a key source of assurance to enable them to determine what areas of healthcare are doing well and those that may need to do better.
 


Last updated: 14/04/2011