An overview of NHS local health boards and trusts and related NHS organisations.
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:
- 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
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:
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:
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Hywel Dda University Health Board is responsible for NHS services in:
Powys Teaching Health Board
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
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:
Digital Health and Care Wales
Digital Health and Care Wales is a special health authority, 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.