Review Methodology / Timescales

April 2008 - January 2010 
The Commissioner speaks to older people throughout Wales and gathers their views and priorities.
February 2010
Consultation on whether the focus for the Commissioner’s first Review should be social care or health.
March 2010
The Commissioner announces that the Review would focus on dignity and respect in a health setting.
April 2010
The Panel of Inquiry is appointed.
May - June 2010
The Panel of Inquiry established the scope of the Review and the methods they would use to gather evidence.
June - August 2010
Public call for evidence about older people’s hospital experiences.
September - November 2010
The Panel conduct visits at sixteen hospitals throughout Wales.
December 2010 - January 2011
The Panel analyse the evidence and prepare the report of their findings.
February - March 2011
The Commissioner considers the Panel’s findings, and develops the recommendations.
March 14, 2011
Publication of the Review report and recommendations.
June 14, 2011
Deadline for responses to recommendations. The public bodies to whom recommendations are directed have three months to respond and demonstrate to the Commissioner what further action they will take to comply with the recommendations.
June - October 2011
The Commissioner will keep a register containing details of the recommendations and further action taken. The Commissioner can take further action to follow up the responses to the recommendations.