Witness Statement: In Place Of Fear

Forging a Sustainable Recovery (Better Future) for Health and Care in Wales


Author: Bevan Commission

Our Witness Statement ‘In Place Of Fear’ responds to the current healthcare landscape and sets out our future priorities to secure a sustainable recovery from Covid and beyond.

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and play – the way we see the world around us and importantly the way we think, plan and operate. We have yet to realise the full impact this will have, but what we do know is that we will live with the fall out for many years to come. 

The social, physical and mental health challenges, particularly of the more deprived, will be unprecedented as we try to also deal with the economic situation. But deal with it we must, starting now by embedding new ideas, taking advantage of technology, capturing innovation and capitalising on the opportunity to change and make this better in the future – this is both a challenge and an opportunity which we must take advantage of.