The ARCH partners are working together to  further enhance the reputation of South West Wales, and indeed the whole of Wales, as a centre of excellence in service delivery, research, education and innovation in terms of healthcare and life sciences.

By working together, the ARCH partners are:

  • Improving the health of our communities, reducing inequalities, empowering and building confidence in the population to manage their own health and wellbeing;
  • Recognising and overcoming the challenges of both rural and urban healthcare;
  • Delivering infrastructure and services recognised for their excellence at the forefront of defining standards, using technology and big data to deliver innovative services, knowledge and support Prudent Healthcare;
  • Transform services so they are integrated, easy to access and navigate with health, social care providers, public, private and third sector working together for our communities within coherent framework;
  • Encouraging  the NHS’s capacity to innovate and translate ideas for the economic benefit ofthe region
  • Create open innovation environments and culture where  world-leading science, practice and enterprise are joined together
  • Harness, retain, nurture and adopt home-grown  life science enterprises while also attracting global innovators;
  • Create a multi-professional learning and training environment to support a shaped and talented workforce designed to deliver and sustain ARCH
  • Recruit, develop, inspire and retain the best talent including the promotion of increased opportunities for the people of South West Wales; and,
  • Design and deliver the necessary skills development framework to sustain the ARCH ambitions