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First minister's questions

First Minister Carwyn Jones has failed to deliver his promise of a providing a 'world class' health service for Wales according to the Liberal Democrat leader on 25 September 2012.

Kirsty Williams AM criticised Mr Jones' record in recruiting doctors and consultants to work in the Welsh health service during the first minister's questions session in the chamber.

She also asked how many doctors had been recruited, in what specialisms and to which hospitals as a result of the Work for Wales campaign.

Although the figures are not available as yet, Mr Jones stressed that his government was doing all it could to ensure that consultants saw working in Wales as an attractive option in terms of career progression and a place to live.

He warned that there are issues in terms of medical recruitment and that have been there for some time.

Conservative Leader Andrew R T Davies also attacked Labour's health record as he warned that there's "a real financial storm happening within the Welsh NHS".

He challenged the first minister on his decision to give financial assistance to the struggling health boards following the health minister's insistence that she would not be bailing out failing boards.

In response, Mr Jones insisted that his party in government has "done the best that we can in a year of Lib-Dem and Tory cuts".

Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru's leader, stressed the importance of listening to trade unions, including the Royal College of Nursing and British Medical Association.

Mr Jones also answered questions on tackling obesity, provision of childcare for parents and the review of qualifications for 14 to 19 year-olds.

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