Grŵp Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol
Health and Social Services Group
Frank Seymour firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr. Seymour, ATISN 16886 – Charging for Treatment
Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of
Information Act (2000) received on 21November 2022. You have requested the following:
1. What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the Scottish Government on
charging patients for treatment?
2. Has the Welsh Government had any discussions on charging patients for treatment
in the last 3 years?
1. Discussions have not taken place with the Scottish Government regarding charging
patients for treatment. However, Welsh Government do speak to other UK nations
with regards to existing charging rates.
2. There have been no discussions within Welsh Government regarding charging
patients for treatment within the last 3 years.
You may wish to be aware that Welsh Government continues to demonstrate its
commitment to achieve the vision and ambitions as set out in “A Healthier Wales”, our plan
for the future of health and social care, which was published in June 2018. A healthier
Wales: long term plan for health and social care | GOV.WALES
I also attach a link to our NHS Planning Framework for 2022-2025 in which we set out the
next three years to deliver sustainable services for patients in Wales NHS Wales Planning
Framework 2022 to 2025 | GOV.WALES
The request you sent me contains personal information about you - for example, your name
and address. The Welsh Government will be the data processor for this information and, in
accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be processed in order to
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