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Wales will welcome you with open arms

The country’s chief nursing officer explains the perks of working for the Welsh health service 
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The country’s chief nursing officer explains the perks of working for the Welsh health service

Over the last 70 years, healthcare has evolved significantly in the UK and the Welsh health system has seen many developments and innovations in practice.

Wales is the birth place of the NHS and, as the country’s chief nursing officer, I am proud of the work nurses and midwives are doing to support and care for the 3.1 million people living in Wales.

Since devolution almost 20 years ago, Wales has developed a distinct set of policies and legislation to support its nurses and midwives. In April we became the first country in Europe to legislate on nurse staffing levels.

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