Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan MS, delivered a captivating keynote address titled “Value in Health in Wales” at the highly anticipated opening session of UK Kidney Week 2023. The event, organised by the UK Kidney Association (UKKA), served as the premier educational gathering for kidney professionals in the United Kingdom.
During her engaging talk, the Minister highlighted the significance of value-based healthcare in Wales and showcased the Welsh Kidney Network as an exemplary model of best practices in kidney healthcare and collaborative networking. She emphasised the achievements and advancements made in the field and the importance of patient-centred care, research and development, and innovation within the Welsh healthcare system.
With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the realm of kidney care, Minister Eluned Morgan MS outlined the key initiatives and strategies implemented in Wales to ensure the delivery of high-quality renal healthcare services. A focal point of the talk was the importance of collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, and patient advocacy groups, highlighting the power of collective expertise and knowledge-sharing in driving positive outcomes.
The Minister’s address resonated strongly with attendees, who were inspired by the achievements of the Welsh healthcare system and left the session with valuable insights and a renewed commitment to advancing kidney care initiatives within their own organizations.
UK Kidney Week 2023, with its comprehensive programme and distinguished speakers, continues to serve as a vital platform for exchanging knowledge, fostering collaboration, and inspiring advancements in kidney care. The event provides an exceptional opportunity for kidney professionals to engage with colleagues, network with experts, and explore the latest research and technological innovations that will shape the future of renal health.
The organising teams and Programme Committee of UK Kidney Week were honoured to host the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan MS, and were thrilled to witness the positive impact of her address on the conference attendees. This prestigious event was held at the state-of-the-art International Convention Centre Wales in Newport.