Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) was established on 1st October 2009 as a part of the Welsh Assembly Government One Wales reform programme for the NHS in Wales. Academic Schools and Research Centres at Bangor University work closely with many departments at BCUHB.

Research and Development provides an opportunity to explore innovative ways of delivering safer, more effective and more efficient healthcare. At any time the BCUHB have around four hundred ‘live’ research projects taking place across the Health Board. These provide opportunities to recruit patients into clinical trials and for staff to develop new skills by working in partnership with colleagues in academic institutions and industry. The NHS in North Wales has a long history of partnership working with Bangor University and as a University Health Board are expanding their academic and research activities.