Our members

We represent all the organisations making up the NHS in Wales.
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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

NHS trusts

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