Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan University Health Board

Some Facts About Us

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK.  We provide day to day health services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan who need emergency and scheduled hospital treatment and mental health care, as well as delivering care in people's own homes and community clinics.


Health Board news

For up to date Health Board news follow the link.


Shaping our Future Wellbeing

It is the mission of Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan University Health Board to care for people and to keep them well. To do this, we have to plan for our future.  We need to work within our budget, to provide the health care desired and required by the people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan as well as those living in Wales as a whole.

This programme, called Shaping our Future Wellbeing, aims to build a strategy by which Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan University Health Board can deliver high quality, sustainable, person-centred health care over the next 10 years.


The Board

The UHB Board is made up of Executive Directors, who are employees of the University Health Board, and Independent Board Members (IMs), who were appointed to the UHB Board by the Minister for Health and Social Services via an open and competitive public appointments process.

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Independent Member for the Third Sector

Sara Moseley is the Independent Member (Third Sector) of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

If you would like to get in touch with Sara, please contact


Board Meetings of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Board Meetings are held on a regular basis and are open to the public. This allows the public to see that decisions are made in an open and transparent way. It also demonstrates the accountability of the Health Board to the residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. To find out more, and find out how to arrange to attend, follow the link:


A new era in partnership working between the Third Sector and C&V University Health Board

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Third Sector in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan has recently been signed, reflecting shared ambitions for improving health outcomes and a commitment to working together to deliver the UHB’s ten year strategy ‘Shaping Our Future Wellbeing’.

The UHB Framework for Working with the Third Sector and the supporting arrangements of an annual Action Plan and Steering Group, set up in 2012, have played a key role in establishing a strong relationship between the UHB and local third sector. They have supported a joined up approach to the delivery of Shaping Our Future Wellbeing and have embedded a collaborative partnership approach into the way we work together strategically and operationally.

The mechanisms for continuing those strong relationships now need to change to reflect the ‘new’ partnership arena established via key pieces of legislation and Welsh Government policy.   In particular, this includes the roles of the Regional Partnership Board and the Public Services Boards, and the opportunities offered by the shared commitment to the wider transformation and locality agenda. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has therefore been developed to reflect this new environment, replacing the Framework for Working with the Third Sector; it provides a written statement of our joint commitments and intentions. The Third Sector is represented in this context by Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) as the local County Voluntary Councils. The Health and Social Care Networks in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan were invited to comment on a draft, prior to the signing of the final MoU. The MoU will be reviewed annually.

You can find a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding below:

MoU English

MoU Welsh


Choose Well

Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.   Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.

If you don’t know which option to choose, please contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47


NHS Direct Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.  You can call on 0845 46 47 if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services. For patients' safety, all calls are recorded.