Consultation on NMC's Welsh language scheme - August 2010
Ymgynghoriad ar gynllun Iaith Gymraeg y Cyngor Nyrsio a Bydwreigiaeth
About the consultation
The Welsh Language Act 1993 established the principle that in the conduct of public business and administration of justice in Wales, the English and Welsh languages should be treated on a basis of equality. We have recently developed a Welsh Language Scheme which sets out how we will implement this principle in aspects of our business including service planning and delivery, and communications.
The consultation on the draft scheme ran from August until October 2010. The purpose of this consultation was to ensure that the scheme was easy to understand and would meet the needs of Welsh speaking people.
Consultation took the form of an online survey (with alternate formats available) and could be completed in both Welsh and English. The consultation documents can be downloaded here.
An enthusiastic response was received, with the majority of respondents finding the draft scheme clear, easy to understand and appreciated of the positive impact that it would have on communications and services for nurses and midwives, as well as the Welsh public.
More focus was requested on our core functions, including setting standards and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public. The recruitment of Welsh speakers and the opening of an office in Wales were seen as a sensible way forward for the NMC.
The Welsh Language Scheme
Following its approval from the Welsh Language Board and the Council, you can read the finalised scheme on our website.
What has changed?
We will continue to monitor the implementation of our services and also look into future Welsh language services.
The scheme will be reviewed in January 2012 and a monitoring report will be produced.
If you would like more information about this project please sign up for our regular newsletters or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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