Welsh NHS Confederation 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
    Vice Chair: Pippa Britton
    Chief Executive: Glyn Jones
    www.abuhb.wales.nhs.uk

  • Chair: Mark Polin
    Vice Chair: Lucy Reid
    Chief Executive: Jo Whitehead
    https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Charles Janczewski
    Vice Chair: Ceri Phillips
    Chief Executive: Suzanne Rankin
    https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Emrys Elias
    Vice Chair: Jayne Sadgrove
    Chief Executive: Paul Mears
    https://cwmtafmorgannwg.wales/

  • Chair: Maria Battle
    Vice Chair: Judith Hardisty
    Chief Executive: Steve Moore
    https://hduhb.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Professor Vivienne Harpwood
    Vice Chair: Kirsty Williams
    Chief Executive: Carol Shillabeer 
    https://pthb.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Emma Woollett
    Vice Chair: Stephen Spill
    Chief Executive: Mark Hackett
    https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/

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
    Vice Chair: Kate Eden
    Chief Executive: Dr Tracey Cooper
    https://phw.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Martin Woodford
    Vice Chair: Kevin Davies
    Chief Executive: Jason Killens
    https://www.ambulance.wales.nhs.uk/

  • Chair: Donna Mead
    Vice Chair: Stephen Harries
    Chief Executive: Steve Ham 
    https://velindre.nhs.wales/

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.
  • Chair: Simon Jones
    Vice Chair: Ruth Glazzard
    Chief Executive: Helen Thomas
    https://nwis.nhs.wales/

  • Chair: Dr Chris Jones
    Vice Chair: Ruth Hall
    Chief Executive: Alex Howells
    https://heiw.nhs.wales/