Local health boards
There are seven local health boards in Wales that are responsible for planning and securing the delivery of primary, community and secondary care services alongside specialist services for their areas. These services include dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and mental health services. They are also responsible for delivering services in partnership, improving physical and mental health outcomes, promoting wellbeing and reducing health inequalities across their population.
Chair: Ann Lloyd
Chief Executive: Judith Paget
Chair: Mark Polin
Chief Executive: Jo Whitehead
Chair: Charles Janczewski
Chief Executive: Len Richards
Chair: Marcus Longley
Chief Executive: Paul Mears
Chair: Maria Battle
Chief Executive: Steve Moore
Chair: Professor Vivienne Harpwood
Chief Executive: Carol Shillabeer
Chair: Emma Wollett
Chief Executive: Mark Hackett
There are three NHS Trusts with an all-Wales focus.
- Public Health Wales NHS Trust is the national public health agency that works to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for the people of Wales.
- Velindre University NHS Trust provides specialist cancer service across South and Mid Wales through Velindre Cancer Centre and a national service through the Welsh Blood Service.
- Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust provides a range of out-of-hospital, emergency and non-emergency services.
Chair: Jan Williams
Chief Executive: Dr Tracey Cooper
Chair: Martin Woodford
Chief Executive: Jason Killens
Chair: Donna Mead
Chief Executive: Steve Ham
Special health authorities
There are two special health authorities in Wales:
- Digital Health and Care leads on digital platforms, systems and services and collecting and analysing health service data across Wales.
- Health Education and Improvement Wales has a leading role in the education, training, development and shaping of the healthcare workforce across Wales.
Interim Chair: Bob Hudson OBE
Interim Chief Executive: Helen Thomas
Chair: Dr Chris Jones
Chief Executive: Alex Howells