Welsh Conservatives are calling for ‘improved treatment’ of NHS Wales staff as today’s official Welsh Government statistics reveal 6.2% of working days were lost to sickness absence January 2018 – the highest rate ever recorded for a single month.
Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives show hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent by the NHS in Wales on clinical negligence payouts during the last five years, with the total annual amount spent on such claims increasing dramatically.
Welsh Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Children, Darren Millar, has welcomed a UK Government announcement boosting financial support for children from military families by £5 million over the next two years.
The UK Conservative Government has committed to raising the pay of hard-working teachers employed in England. The Welsh Government however has consistently resisted calls for an increase in the pay of teachers in Wales.