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Who we are

We are responsible for inspecting, reviewing and investigating NHS services and independent healthcare services throughout Wales.

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Healthcare Inspectorate Wales is led by Chief Executive Alun Jones. He is supported by a Clinical Director, Director of Assurance and the Director of Strategy and Engagement who also acts as Deputy Chief Executive.

We have 87 staff who are situated throughout offices in Wales. Our head office is based in Merthyr Tydfil.  We are also supported by peer and lay reviewers who help us inspect services to make sure they are safe for the people using them. 

We are an operationally independent inspectorate within the Welsh Government. This means that whilst our staff are civil servants employed by government, we decide on our programme of work and where, when and how we carry it out.