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The Health Landscape

About NHS Wales

NHS Wales is the publically funded National Health Service of Wales providing healthcare to some 3 million people who live in the country. The NHS has a key principle which is that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.
More information on NHS Wales can be found via the following websites:-
The Structure of NHS Wales
History and context
Core principles
Statistics and Data
Data on health and healthcare in Wales is produced by a number of different bodies for different purposes. This section gives access to published data either by the organisation or the type of data involved.  Further information is available from
NHS Wales Services
Healthcare in Wales is delivered through a variety of providers, ranging from Local Health Boards and NHS Trusts to community pharmacies and opticians.
 This section provides information about the main types of local NHS health and social care services .
Key Strategies
The Welsh Government sets out the strategic framework and formulates the health and social care policy which is to be implemented by NHS Wales and its partners when planning and delivering services for the people of Wales.  Information on key strategies can be found at

Chief Medical Officer Updates

Click Here for updates from the Chief Medical Officer.