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On May 1st, we brought together healthcare, government, and businesses leadership at a timely roundtable event for an open discussion about how greater sharing and collaboration can support our communities and improve the health and wellbeing of people across Wales.

Participants included First Minister Vaughan Gething, and senior representatives from Public Health Wales and major companies including CGI, Shell, Airbus and Admiral.

With an ageing population and shrinking healthcare workforce the Bevan Commission is proud to be building bridges between government, healthcare, the public and business to pave the way for bold new ideas. This event marks the start of an important conversation with industry leaders about the role and responsibilities of business to support health and care in Wales.

We look forward to sharing the outcomes and next steps from this discussion soon. In the meantime, stay up to date with the latest Bevan Commission news by signing up to our monthly bulletin.

“Events like this are important in allowing us to recognise how we can all work together and learn from each other to support employee health. The Welsh Government uses many of the longer-term levers available to us to boost innovation, collaboration and behaviour change because we are acutely aware of the strong links between health, well-being, and fair work. In Wales, I’m very proud we recognise the importance of workers being fairly rewarded and secure in a healthy, inclusive working environment – which is the foundation of our mission to build a stronger, fairer, greener Welsh economy.”

Vaughan GethingFirst Minister

“Tonight’s discussion illuminated the vital role technology plays in shaping the future of the workforce in health and care in Wales. Committing to enhancing integration, automation, and digital transformation but also to attracting and nurturing a new generation of doctors, nurses, and carers is essential as we look to the future. By creating a digitally enabled system, we can offer an environment where healthcare professionals can thrive, delivering seamless care and transitioning to innovative ways of working with ease.”

Justene EwingVice President, Health and Care at CGI in the UK

“It is becoming increasingly clear that the only sustainable solutions for our health and care services will require everyone to play their part, from the NHS to the public, and private sector too. This event shows promising signs of a new culture of collaboration in Wales.”

Dr Helen HowsonDirector, Bevan Commission