ARCH held its flagship engagement event on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

More than 250 delegates from across NHS, academia, industry, Welsh Government, local authorities and the third sector gathered to be updated on the progress of the ARCH partnership and also engage on the next phase of projects ARCH could help deliver in this region.

The event welcomed high profile speakers such as Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Public Health & Social Care, Sophie Howe, Commissioner for the Wellbeing of Future Generations, the Health Foundation, Professor Ronan Lyons, Sir Mansel Aylward from the Bevan Commission amongst others.

ARCH  chair Professor Andrew Davies said: “We were delighted to welcome  a range of diverse and high profile, expert speakers at the event. The afternoon expert Q&A panel which included Hywel Dda University Health Board’s deputy CEO Joe Teape and Public Health expert Professor Ronan Lyons and The Bevan Commission’s chair Sir Mansel Aylward and Hywel Dda’s R&D Director Keir Lewis and Adam Roberts, from the Health Foundation.

“ARCH is no small offering - it covers almost 1 million people – we are working hard to make a genuine offer to benefit a third of the population of Wales.

“We were very grateful for the time delegates took out of their busy schedules to attend and also help shape the next phase of the ARCH work.”


Below is the full agenda and programme from the event plus a graphic illustration of the key messages and themes from the day. Also below are the videos shown at the event:



 ARCH Presentation

 ARCH Programme