GP contract changes must be followed by improved access

Commenting on a change to the GP contract in Wales– aimed at freeing up time in GP surgeries – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said: “Anything aimed at providing better care for patients is welcome, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and we will monitor the impact of this change to see whether improvements are achieved."

Floods management: Who's in charge?

As the First Minister continues a trip to Uganda and the Natural Resources Minister visits Canada – and with the threat of more severe weather across Wales – Welsh Conservatives have questioned who is currently responsible for flood management in the country.

Floods: Praise for communities and emergency services

Commenting on today’s floods across Wales, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “The extremely hard work of the emergency services and an incredibly strong community spirit have again shone through in Wales in the face of extremely challenging circumstances."

North Wales ward closure: More evidence of the need for a Keogh-style inquiry

Commenting on the north Wales health board’s decision to close a mental health ward within the Ablett Unit in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, following concerns over the quality and safety of patient care, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “This is more clear evidence of the need for an independent Keogh-style inquiry into standards of patient care within the Welsh NHS."

Foreign language learning halved in 7 years

Welsh Conservatives have uncovered figures showing the study of modern foreign languages in Further Education colleges and schools has halved in the past seven years, with the study of some languages down by two thirds.

Leader's End of Year Message

A New Year. A New Start.  In 2014, Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour must dust off our economic levers, end the crisis in public services, and put Wales back in the global driving seat.

'Worrying slip' in ambulance response times

Commenting on a drop in the performance of ambulance response times to‘Category A’ – or life-threatening - 999 calls, and the Labour government’s failure to reach its own target again following success in the last set of figures, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said: “Sadly, it's back to missed response times targets and last month’s achievement now looks like a blip."