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Welsh NHS Confederation

The Welsh NHS Confederation is a membership body representing all the organisations making up the NHS in Wales: seven Local Health Boards and three NHS Trusts. 

We support our members to improve health and well-being by working with them to deliver high standards of care for patients and best value for taxpayers’ money. We act as a driving force for positive change through strong representation and our policy, influencing and engagement work.

Take a look at who we are and what we do or pwy ydym ni a’r hyn yr ydym yn ei wneud

What we do

The Welsh NHS Confederation’s mission is to improve health and well-being by supporting our members to deliver high standards of care for patients and best value for taxpayers’ money. 
 

Why we do it

Our vision is for the NHS in Wales to provide a continually improving comprehensive health service that is available to all and based on clinical need not an individual’s ability to pay.

How we do it 

We work with our members to be a driving force for positive change through;

  • strong representation   
  • promoting understanding of the health system within the political landscape 
  • influencing health and social care policy 
  • delivering support functions for our members 
  • supporting leaders 
  • networking and communication 
  • sharing best practice 
  • stakeholder and public engagement 
  • promoting excellence in employment issues 
  • partnership working with a wide range of other health and social care organisations 
  • organising an annual conference and other events to bring the NHS in Wales and its partners together. 
All of our work is underpinned by our core values: 

  • listening and responding to the needs of our members 
  • working in partnership to create dialogue and build consensus 
  • acting in the interests of patients and the public.
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About the NHS in Wales

The NHS in Wales is the responsibility of the devolved Welsh Government.

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Governance

The strategic direction of the Welsh NHS Confederation is overseen by a Management Board.

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The team

Find out who works for the Welsh NHS Confederation

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Contact us

How to contact the Welsh NHS Confederation

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Our members

Our core members are drawn from the ten statutory NHS bodies that make up the NHS in Wales.

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Equality and human rights can improve care quality | Joan Saddler and Lucy Wilkinson

17 / 12 / 2018 3.59pm

Can care quality improve when we put a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion? Joan Saddler, associate director at the NHS Confederation and co-chair of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council speaks with Lucy Wilkinson, equality, diversity and human rights manager at the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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