Partnership working and collaboration is driving Health and Care Research Wales towards its vision, for Wales to be internationally recognised for its excellent health and social care research.
Our 2018-19 Annual Report, launched on 3 October, showcases some of the strong partnerships and collaborations which have led to many of our achievements, and which will also be critical to building strong foundations for the future.
Carys Thomas and Michael Bowdery, joint Interim Directors of Health and Care Research Wales, said:
“It has been yet another fruitful year for Health and Care Research Wales, as the contents of this report amply demonstrate. As we approach a new era, and welcome our new Director, Professor Kieran Walshe, it seems appropriate to reflect on the extensive partnership and collaboration that takes place across all Health and Care Research Wales activity and makes many of our achievements possible.
“Whether at an international, UK or Wales level – and whether we are networking, coordinating, cooperating or collaborating – partnership working is crucial if we are to function at our best, and it will remain key under Kieran’s leadership as we develop a strategy for the next five years.”
Professor Kieran Walshe, incoming Director of Health and Care Research Wales, added:
“This report demonstrates that great foundations for health and care research have been laid, and some key infrastructure is in place – a great credit to those in Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government, health boards and trusts, local authorities and other partners who have made this happen.”
You can also read the Annual Report snapshot infographic for a quick overview of the report highlights.