The NHS Wales Collaborative was established in 2015 to work on behalf of NHS Wales, and in support of Welsh Government. Through collaboration, engagement, facilitation and empowerment, our teams are working to improve NHS Wales’s services across organisational boundaries, and improve the quality of care for patients.
The Collaborative works as a national organisation in areas offering the opportunity for cross health board/trust improvement. We work on behalf of the chief executives and chairs from the health boards, trusts and special health authority that make up NHS Wales. We help to shape, plan and make recommendations on the future of NHS services across Wales.
The Collaborative is hosted by Public Health Wales, on behalf of NHS Wales. Through our hosting arrangements, the Collaborative is supported by corporate teams within Public Health Wales and works within its standing orders and standing financial instructions and all relevant policies and procedure.
The Collaborative is accountable for its performance and the delivery of its work plan to NHS Wales’ chairs and chief executives. The Collaborative Leadership Forum acts as the responsible governance group for the Collaborative and signs off the Collaborative annual work plan.
Our teams cover a broad range of clinical networks, strategic national programmes, projects and support functions. In recent years we have expanded considerably to meet requests from health boards and Welsh Government.