Welsh Liberal Democrats to bring the Tour de France Yellow Jersey to Wales

Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced proposals to bid for the Tour de France to come to Wales. The manifesto commitment to seek to host a stage of the famous race will feature in the Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto for the Assembly Elections in May.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, Veronica German, a keen cyclist, [...]

Much needs to be done to deliver the mental health services that Wales needs

We all want to be physically healthy but, from time to time, we will experience ill health – whether it’s a simple cold or something more serious.

And, just like our physical health, we will, from time to time, experience mental ill health too.

Statistics show one in four people will develop some kind of [...]

Gap in life expectancy between Wales and England continues to widen

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Minister, has spoken of her disappointed that that the difference in life expectancy between people in Wales and England has continued to widen.

New figures released today on the Welsh Assembly Government website show that in 1991-93 a male in Wales could expect to live 0.1 years less [...]

Veronica German AM opts for life saving organ donation law

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, has welcomed the Health Minister’s statement on the Organ and Tissue Donation Legislative Competence Order.

The option would mean Welsh residents are presumed organ donors unless they or their relatives object.

Ms German AM commented:

“The Welsh Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on this [...]

Veronica German AM welcomes Mental Health Measure

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Veronica German AM is today welcoming the final approval from the Welsh Assembly Government for the Proposed Mental Health (Wales) Measure.

Ms German is part of the legislation committee which is responsible for considering the measure.

Ms German commented: “I hope that this measure will [...]

Wales needs a cancer plan

Veronica German, the Liberal Democrats’ health spokeswoman, explains why Wales needs a comprehensive cancer strategy.

Article written for the Western Mail.

CANCER is a disease that affects everyone.

With more than one in three people likely to develop cancer at some point in their lives we all likely to be touched by it.

It is [...]

Veronica German AM Welcomes NICE draft guidance on Alzheimer’s drugs

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing Veronica German AM has today welcomed the decision by NICE to extend guidance on Alzheimer’s disease medicines which could benefit thousands of people in Wales.

The draft guidance, announced by NICE today, extends recommendations for use of three drugs which will benefit mild and moderate forms [...]