Our main priority is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the North Wales population and to meet the health needs of our most vulnerable. Key to this is supporting people to live longer, healthier lives.


Lifestyle choices such as alcohol, smoking, unhealthy diet and low levels of exercise are real challenges. 

In Wales... 

  • 45 per cent of male adults and 34 per cent of female adults report drinking above the recommended guidelines

  • 1 in 5 adults smoke and 5 per cent of hospital stays are due to smoking 

  • Lack of exercise causes 18 per cent of breast cancer cases, 13 per cent of type 2 diabetes and 11 per cent of coronary disease cases

  • Almost 3 in 4 adults are expected to be overweight or obese by 2035 and will cost NHS Wales £465 million a year by 2050

  • In 2015, 13 per cent of adults reported being treated for a mental health condition.

These choices mean that we are seeing more chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis and lung disease. Although we supporting people to manage these conditions, our focus is on preventing people from making poor choices which lead to ill health.

Improving health and wellbeing 

What matters to you

We are building on the views that you have shared about what matters most regarding your health and what you think about our services. What you told us and tell us now will help shape our plan about how we deliver care for the next ten years and beyond.



Write to us:  Living Healthier, Staying Well, Block 5, Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park LL17 0JG


Violence and Abuse

Obesity and Unhealthy Diet

Improving Mental Health


Early Years

Physical Activity

Health Inequalities