An organisation’s values are what makes us 'us' – how we, individually and collectively, conduct ourselves on the path to achieving our core purpose. Values can’t be fabricated.
Our values were developed by our staff; being so integral to an organisation’s identity, these could not be thought up by a one or two people in a meeting room!
In 2016, all colleagues were invited to take part in facilitated discussions and workshops , focussing on how we see ourselves when we are at our best – something we should always strive for and that which should be our 'default'.
Common themes became very clear very soon and, with final input from our Board, they were agreed.
We continue to embed our values across our processes and procedures as well as bring them to life for all colleagues in Public Health Wales.
It’s a journey we are just beginning, but we firmly believe that recognising the great work delivered by our colleagues will ensure we as an organisation continue to Work to Achieve a Healthier Future for Wales.