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Performance and Assurance

The performance and assurance function incorporates the work of the NHS Wales Delivery Unit.

Its core purpose is to ensure there are robust assurance processes and mechanisms in place so that NHS Wales organisations are held to account for meeting expectations and outcomes set by Government. 

It will work across the Welsh Government and NHS arms of the Executive to ensure the NHS in Wales delivers health care that is: 

  • Safe
  • Timely
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Equitable
  • Person-centred. 

The performance and assurance functions will be divided into four core areas: 

  • Performance management and quality assurance of the wider system
  • Data provision and analysis to monitor national expectations and informing on future delivery expectations and necessary standards to ensure consistency of approach
  • Escalation and intervention  
  • Setting policy direction for planned, urgent and emergency care.