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About Us

The NHS Wales Executive is a new, national support function, operational from 1 April, 2023.

Our key purpose is to: 

Drive improvements in the quality and safety of care - resulting in better and more equitable outcomes, access and patient experience, reduced variation, and improvements in population health.

The NHS Executive will provide strong leadership and strategic direction – enabling, supporting and directing NHS Wales to transform clinical services in line with national priorities and standards.

We will do this through:

  • Strengthening national leadership and support for quality improvement
  • Providing more central direction to ensure a consistent and equitable approach to national and regional planning based on outcomes
  • Enabling stronger performance management arrangements, including capacity to challenge and support organisations that are not operating as expected.

The NHS Executive is not a new organisation: rather we are a hybrid function bringing together: 

  • Delivery Unit
  • Finance Delivery Unit
  • Improvement Cymru
  • Health Collaborative

Improvement Cymru will retain their name and brand for now. From 1 April 2023, the Improvement Cymru brand will be used alongside the NHS Wales Executive brand where relevant.

Our values and culture

The NHS Wales Executive combines a wealth of NHS and Civil Service experience.

By working together, we will develop a culture of inclusion where people are supported to maximise their potential through equity and opportunity.

There will be a carefully managed transition from individual bodies into one, shared corporate vision to embed a culture of quality, innovation and digital expertise. 

The goal is to achieve an inclusive and respectful workforce culture where staff feel valued and have a shared sense of identity and belonging.