Health outcomes and experience in the healthcare system – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The Welsh Government has taken steps to promote equality in health outcomes, and reports of good general health and healthcare experiences in Wales have remained relatively consistent in recent years. However, improvements in life expectancy have stalled and rates of adult obesity have risen. There is a lack of disaggregated data for Wales and, where data exists, it shows inequalities in health for different groups, including those who share protected characteristics and those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage. The Welsh Government has prioritised its healthcare outcomes on COVID-19 in its response to the pandemic, although the diversion of resource has led to reductions in service provision.  

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on health outcomes and experience in the healthcare system.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 18/03/2021