The Story So Far

Our journey to delivering Shaping Our Future Wellbeing is well underway and the vision for the future is clear. A whole-systems approach complete with new partnerships, shared values better accountability for health and wellbeing will make Wales a better place to live, work and thrive. But how did we get here? 

Click the images below to follow the journey.


Well-being of Future Generations Act

Unique to Wales, the Well-being of Future Generations Act legally requires public bodies to examine the long-term impact of their choices to ensure better accountability and sustainability for both current and future generations. 

Addressing culture, the economy, the environment, and – importantly to Shaping Our Future Wellbeing – health and social care, the Act empowers public bodies across the country to feel responsible for the future of Wales.


Regional Partnerships Board

The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Partnership Board was formed to deliver a truly integrated health and care system. It includes representatives from across health and care – from Cardiff and Vale UHB to Cardiff Council – to oversee the development of new models of care that work for everyone.

This inclusive team is focussed upon change across the system so that the Welsh population can live longer and healthier lives.


Parliamentary Review

In 2017, the Welsh Government produced the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales to address the pressures of an ageing population, lifestyle changes and emerging medical technologies.

It recognised that, without transformation and improvement, the needs of the Welsh population’s health will be unmet. The Government put forward their vision of a ‘revolution from within’ to transform the face of health and social care in Wales.


A Healthier Wales

Leading on from the Parliamentary Review, A Healthier Wales was published in 2018. Another step forward on the road to an integrated health and care system, this plan puts ‘the revolution from within’ into actionable steps.

From creating the infrastructure that allows patients to better manage their own care to investment in technology and training, it’s all about making the vision of a healthier Wales happen in real terms.

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