Welsh avoidable death rates are higher than England’s. This has been predicted several times in the last 3 years on NHSreality. The WG may be working hard, I have no idea, but it is the belief in raising standards above reducing inequalities which will make the difference. In addition it will bring the staff on board, and lead to cultural improvement.
Mark Smith reports 30th June 2016 for Walesonine: Rates of ‘avoidable’ death are significantly higher in Wales than England, new figures reveal – But the Welsh Government says it is working hard with NHS Wales to reduce avoidable mortality rates
Victoria Jones on 3rd June 2016 reports that Wales has taken up an idea originally proposed by NHSreality 20 years ago: The NHS is telling patients how much their appointments cost in a bid to make sure they turn up Victoria
At least this is honest and educational.