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Health and social care

Welsh Government

Health and social care


The Welsh Government cares about the health and well being of everyone living in Wales.

This includes treating disease and addressing the social, economic and environmental influences that affect health and well being. Health Challenge Wales is an opportunity for us all to do as much as we can to improve health.

Health news

Here you can access the latest health news and publications. These include Designed for Life, the 10-year strategy which aims to create a world class health service in Wales by 2015.

Research and development

The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)  develops policy on research and development (R&D). It commissions and funds R&D activity. NISCHR also manages projects and initiatives which reflect government priorities.


Helps families eat well, move more and live longer.  To find out more, go to the Change4Life website (external link)


This consultation seeks your views on the draft Regulations and Guidance that will support the implementation of this Measure.
This consultation invites your views on a new framework for international health work in Wales.
This consultation is running across all devolved administrations and UK Government.

Related Links

The Minister for Health and Social Services has announced two new grant schemes.
The Welsh Assembly Government has published a Paper on the future of social services in Wales.
A new campaign to reduce the risk of people developing a stroke has been launched by the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Tony Jewell.
Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick