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About the Bevan Commission

The Commission, draws its expertise from 25 Commissioners based in Wales, the UK and internationally
What is the Bevan Commission?

The Bevan Commission provides independent, authoritative advice on health and care to the Welsh Government and leaders in NHS Wales, the UK and beyond. We are hosted and supported by Swansea University.

The Commission focuses on how Wales may achieve its ambition of building healthcare services based upon Aneurin Bevan’s core principles to best meet the needs of the people of Wales, matching the best comparable systems elsewhere in the world. Our Bevan Innovators, Exemplars, Fellows and Advocates all play an important role in helping to achieve more prudent and sustainable health and care in Wales.

We believe that good health and care is everyone’s responsibility, so we work with individual community members and networks to ensure their views are heard and inform the health and care debate.

The Commission, draws its expertise from 25 Commissioners based in Wales, the UK and internationally. Its global reach is demonstrated by the firm links it has with national governments, academia and national health systems in Australasia, Europe and North America.

The Bevan Commission is chaired by Professor Sir Mansel Aylward (Chair Emeritus), Baroness Ilora Finlay (Co-Vice Chair) and Dr Chris Martin (Co-Vice Chair).

Role and objectives

The Commission’s role is to:

  • Observe, interpret, analyse, scrutinise, advise and comment on health and care -related matters in Wales; and more broadly

  • Provide expert advice, informed by sound evidence and consensus of the authoritative opinion to the Ministers, government and others further afield

  • The Commission focuses on how Wales may achieve its ambition of building healthcare services based upon Aneurin Bevan’s core principles to best meet the needs of the people of Wales, matching the best comparable systems elsewhere in the world.