Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for the health infrastructure in Wales: investment, implementation, and developing estates and digital technologies to support new models of care


This timely conference focuses on priorities for putting in place the infrastructure to support health and social care in Wales.

It takes place with the Welsh Government emphasising the need to organise infrastructure - including digital systems - to support new models of care closer to people’s homes, as set out in its recently published plan for health and social care Healthier Wales.

We expect discussion on how infrastructure investment and deployment can help maximise the value for money of the services provided, strengthen the local financial systems and support community-based decision-making.

Delegates will also consider priorities for investment - with the Welsh Government’s expected review of capital and estates investment - looking at future needs, how capital can be unlocked and the use of assets to drive the transformation programme.

They will also look at the way forward for putting into place effective procurement and project management to ensure the success of programmes.

Further sessions focus on digital infrastructure, examining progress being made in developing a fully integrated national digital architecture, that is fit for purpose, user friendly and future-proofed for innovation - and comes as the Public Accounts Committee publishes a report questioning the ability of the healthcare system to deliver digital transformation.

Attendees will also consider key implementation issues including how funding should be directed, ensuring effective working with external partners, preparing the workforce, and what will be required in terms of national leadership. It follows the recent announcement of a new Digital Inclusion and Health programme with funding set aside to develop staff and patient digital proficiency.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates