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An overview of NHS local health boards and trusts and related NHS organisations.

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14 August 2020
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Overview

NHS Wales delivers services through 7 local health boards and 3 NHS trusts.

Local health boards are responsible for planning and delivering NHS services in their areas. These health services include:

  • dental
  • optical
  • pharmacy
  • mental health

They are also responsible for:

  • improving physical and mental health outcomes
  • promoting wellbeing
  • reducing health inequalities across their population
  • commissioning services from other organisations to meet the needs of their residents

NHS trusts look after public health, ambulance services as well as cancer and blood services.

There are also a number of related organisations that support NHS Wales.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Aneurin Bevan Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Torfaen
  • South Powys

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:

  • Anglesey
  • Gwynedd
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Wrexham

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:

  • Bridgend
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Hywel Dda University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:

  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for NHS services in Powys.

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, as well as some specialist regional services.

Velindre University NHS Trust

The Velindre University NHS Trust  provides specialist cancer services across South East Wales. It also provides specialist blood services across Wales through Velindre Cancer Centre and the Welsh Blood Service

Welsh Ambulances Services NHS Trust

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust is the national ambulance service.

Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales is the national public health agency. Public Health Wales is responsible for protecting and improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have a leading role in providing the healthcare workforce in Wales with:

  • education
  • training
  • development

NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS

NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) is the national organisation building and designing digital services for health and care in Wales.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

The NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) provides a range customer focused support functions and services to NHS Wales.

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