Scrutiny of Health Board Annual Quality Statements

March 26, 2015

Annual Quality Statements (AQS) are published by Health Boards in Wales to provide information to the public about their performance and how they are using their resources to deliver safe, effective and patient-centred services to ensure that the care they deliver is dignified and compassionate. The Commissioner made a commitment to publish a critique of each Health Board’s Statement, using seven questions to assess whether it will deliver its aims to communicate effectively with and provide assurances to older people in Wales.

Annual Quality Statements (AQS) are published by Health Boards in Wales to provide information to the public about their performance and how they are using their resources to deliver safe, effective and patient-centred services to ensure that the care they deliver is dignified and compassionate.

Having provided guidance to Health Boards to support and inform the development of the 2013/14 Annual Quality Statements, the Commissioner made a commitment to publish a critique of each Health Board’s Statement, using seven questions to assess whether it will deliver its aims to communicate effectively with and provide assurances to older people in Wales.

The Commissioner provided an all-Wales critique of the Annual Quality Statements, as well as feedback to each Health Board. These are available below. 

Letter sent to Health Boards regarding critique of Annual Quality Statements

Letter sent to Welsh Government regarding critique of Annual Quality Statements

AQS feedback: all-Wales

AQS feedback: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

AQS feedback: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

AQS feedback: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

AQS feedback: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

AQS feedback: Cwm Taf University Health Board

AQS feedback: Hywel Dda University Health Board

AQS feedback: Powys Teaching Health Board

AQS feedback: Velindre NHS Trust