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Class One: Who we are and what we do

Here you will find:

How the Health Board fits into the NHS structure
Our organisational structure including senior staff and Board members 
Information relating to key organisations with which the Health Board works in partnership 

The Health Board work with a number of other organisations including the third sector, local authorities, voluntary groups and other key partners to provide and improve our services. For further information please contact the Engagement Team: 

Meetings with pharmaceutical companies and other medical suppliers

The NHS Wales Shared Partnership meet with a a number of suppliers on behalf of the UHB to discuss contract management issues and market developments.  A record of these meetings, together with a general indication of the type of meeting will be published on the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership website.

Location and contact details of public facing departments 
Information Sharing

When we refer to information sharing, we mean the disclosure of information from our organisation to one or more third party organisations. Efficient sharing of information about individuals is central to effective care and service provision; this has been emphasised by the high profile national failures where organisations have not shared information, for example, Climbie, Soham etc.

Where the sharing doesn’t include any personal information e.g. statistics which do not identify any individuals, data protection legislation does not apply.

Wales has adopted the Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI) as the mechanism for regularly sharing personal information between the Health Board and other organisations such as Local Authorities. Following the WASPI framework ensures that the information sharing is done in accordance with data protection legislation. Further information on WASPI, including approved Information Sharing Protocols across Wales, can be found at

Sharing personal information without an individual’s consent has to be justified under legislation. Within the Health Service, for the purposes of direct patient care, we generally rely on the following legal basis:

  • General Data Protection Regulation Article 9(2)(h) processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;

With regards to personal data coming into the UK, the EU Commission announced on the 28th June 2021 that adequacy decisions for the UK have been approved. this means that the EU had determined UK Data Protection legislation to be robust enough to ensure data can safely flow to the UK from the EU (and EEA). 

The Health Board produce statistics and management information on how we are performing on a regular basis. Further details can be found on this page.

Your Information, Your Rights

Click here for more information on why NHS Wales collects information about you and how this information may be used.  It also tells you about your right to see your health record and how to gain access to it.