29th March - 1st April, 2021
Online Conference


29th March - 1st April, 2021
Online Conference



Covid Response


Digital Health



MediWales Connects

NHS colleagues from across Wales, local companies and the wider industry sector will join to share clinical innovation in practice to improve patient outcomes.

The event includes online presentations, workshops and networking.

The aims of the conference are to:

  • Highlight and showcase the excellent work being carried out by the health and care communities in Wales.
  • Improve collaborative working between the health boards, industry and research communities.
  • Raise the profile of NHS Wales and clinical innovation across the UK.
  • Support closer working relationships between industry, NHS and research groups and clinical trials capabilities.


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  • Building on the excellent work that has been done around innovation adoption, we will consider the challenges involved in scaling change and adoption of new products, services and processes that deliver impact for patients across the whole NHS.
  • Showcasing new technologies, digital health, NHS innovations and a well being zone including sports, arts and music health therapies.
  • This NHS led event includes keynote presentations, interactive workshops and virtual networking
  • NHS teams and colleagues from the health and care community across Wales, as well as the wider industry sector, will share clinical innovation and insights to improve patient outcomes.
  • Over 300 delegates from clinical and care communities, industry and academia from across Wales and the UK.

Connects is an NHS Wales wide collaboration event that showcases innovation and stimulates engagement across health, academic and industry sectors, in line with our with Welsh Government policy aims. I look forward to being involved with NHS Connects for another year and again reflecting on the range and breadth of collaboration and innovative practice that takes place right across the Welsh health and care system.

Andrew Goodall, Director General, Department for Health and Social Services, Chief Executive NHS Wales


British Heart Foundation Cymru were delighted to attend the Connects Conference in Swansea University in 2018. It was an extremely professionally organised event which gave us excellent opportunities to network and engage with key influential delegates. We were able to share examples of BHF funded innovative clinical practice with colleagues from NHS Wales but also learn from research and industry partners on potential new solutions to support ongoing and future service improvement for those at risk of and who suffer with cardiovascular disease. We will definitely be attending again this year as an organisation and are keen to continue to benefit from all the collaborative opportunities that this conference offers.

British Heart Foundation Cymru


Connects acts as a focal point for the Life Science and Health sector, bringing together innovators and adopters. Connects creates a forum for industry, academia and service, aimed at driving health and service improvement and increasing prosperity in Wales

Rob Orford, Welsh Government, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health


Connects gave us the opportunity to reach senior people who could make things happen. The theme of NHS collaboration was evident throughout our project to bring proton beam therapy to Wales. Through a genuine partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre, we have recently been commissioned by WHSSC to treat adults with proton therapy, and MediWales Connects 2016 was a key part of this journey.

Jamie Powell, Centre Manager, Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales


We have found the Connects Conferences to be a dynamic and efficient way of networking with KOLs across Wales, whilst giving us the opportunities to show our willingness to work in true partnership with the Health Boards via direct messaging, exhibiting and presentations at the Conferences. The Conferences have now become a regular fixture in our Diary.

Peter Howell, All-Wales Point of Care Specialist and Field Development Co-ordinator - Roche