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The ARCH Portfolio

ARCH is a long term transformational collaboration that aims to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the South West Wales region.

We have an ambitious portfolio of regional work, delivered through programmes of work set out in the ARCH Portfolio Development Plan and underpinned by the Welsh Government publication ‘A Healthier Wales’,

We believe a joined up regional approach is the only way we will be able to deliver meaningful change to address service pressures, workforce fragility and to drive a vibrant life science economy.

Research, Enterprise and Innovation

The aim of the ARCH Research, Enterprise and Innovation Programme is to expand Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) facilities and activity across the region and drive an ecosystem of vibrant life sciences as follows over the next 1-3 years.

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The ARCH Wellbeing Programme aims to contribute to the reduction of Health inequalities between population groups in South West Wales.

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Service Transformation

The Service Transformation Programme is taking a whole system approach to implement new service models based on the needs of our population, with a different approach to delivering health and care services, across system and organisational boundaries.


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Swansea Bay City Deal

The Swansea Bay City Deal is a £1.3bn investment in 11 major projects across the Swansea Bay City Region – which is made up of Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea.

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