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BPS Wales Policy Position on the impact of Covid-19

18 May 2021

The BPS believes that the outbreak of Covid-19 will have a significant impact on our health and social care services for years to come.

The society also believes that the pandemic has had a significant impact on older people and children and young people in particular.

This policy statement calls upon the Welsh Government to (among others):

  • consider the impact of COVID-19 across the lifespan and the existing disparities in access to psychological therapies
  • support the Society’s work in promoting awareness of the appropriate adjustments that are required for people with intellectual disabilities at this exceptional time
  • offer guidance on offering remote services as the country moves out of lockdown so that practitioners are not to be at the mercy of what health insurance companies are wanting
  • commit its support for the BAME communities in Wales as we move out of lockdown and actively work to address issues of inequality across all social characteristics



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