Archive: Welsh Assembly

Wales becomes the first part of the UK to move to a system of presumed consent for organ donations

Organ harvesting to become Wales' new normal

Wales is set to become the first part of the UK to introduce presumed consent for organ donation - despite disquiet from health workers and religious leaders.

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  • BASC launches Welsh Assembly cross-party group on shooting and conservation

    A cross-party group has been set up in the Welsh Assembly to promote shooting and conservation.

  • Welsh Government launches consultation on introducing ‘opt-out’ organ donation

    The Welsh Government has launched a consultation proposing to replace the current ‘opt-in’ system of organ donation with the ‘soft opt-out’ system, becoming the first part of the UK to do so. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the news, having long been a vocal supporter of the soft opt-out system.

  • NUT: Welsh Government GCSE English Review

    Wales’ largest teaching union has welcomed the Welsh Government’s recommendation that the WJEC seeks to re-award its GCSE English Language examination following the row over the way C and D grade boundaries were changed.

  • Banding failing Welsh pupils – NUT Cymru

    The school banding system has been a total failure according to Wales’ largest teaching union. NUT Cymru, commenting on the publication of this year’s banding scores, said the system has proved divisive, ill-thought through and not fit for purpose. The Union has also criticised the failure to ensure support is provided for those schools suffering as a result of the Welsh Government’s league table style system.

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