Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board   

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is responsible for the delivery of health care services to more then 600,000 people living in the Gwent area.

Gwent Clinical School

The title of Gwent Clinical School was formally awarded to Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust in April 2002 and is the consolidation of all the clinical teaching activity within the Board. The Gwent Clinical School campus incorporates all sites within Aneurin Bevan Health Board and reflects the educational and clinical facilities throughout the entire Board area. 

Educational Facilities

The Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education Centre is based in an old Victorian building called 'The Friars' at the rear of the Royal Gwent Hospital site. The past few years have seen a development from a medical and dental centre to a truly multidisciplinary education centre. The Education Centre is the hub of educational activity at the Royal Gwent and we do our utmost to encourage all Trust staff to use the facilities and take advantage of meeting with Centre staff for any information or advice they may require. 

They provide and promote excellent educational opportunities for all levels of staff. As well as the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education Centre there is also a new Library and Undergraduate facility, which has been purpose built on the Royal Gwent site. 

Library staff are friendly and approachable and always happy to help with any queries you might have. There are also excellent clinical education facilities in Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny and Caerphilly District Miners Hospital in Caerphilly. Both sites are able to offer purpose built facilities which are staffed by dedicated education staff. Good parking facilities are available in both hospitals.

Library Facilities

There are five Health Board libraries which provide a quality service to all health professionals and staff in Gwent by supporting undergraduate and postgraduate education, training, clinical governance and audit, management, primary care, and research and development. 

Computers are available in each of the libraries for users to search the intranet, Internet and knowledge bases, and training is offered by library staff in making best use of evidence based information. The librarians have access to networks, resources and health libraries in Wales and UK as well as other local library services to support their enquiries and collections.

IT Facilities

All hospitals have excellent IT networking links and many premises offer wireless connections. We have an excellent IT support service that offers advice and remote help to any PC linked into the Health Board network. Educational centres on all our acute sites are able to provide computer suites.

Local Amenities / Attractions

Standing at the gateway between England and Wales, Newport is a vibrant, forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial heritage, dating from the nineteenth century when its important strategic location was first recognised. 

Newport is surrounded by beautiful landscapes including, the Wye Valley, the Vale of Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean to name but a few. Britain's most varied and interesting Roman site at Caerleon, and the tranquillity and history of the Fourteen Locks canal are just some of the attractions on Newport's doorstep.

Transport Links

Just 10 miles along the M4 corridor lies Cardiff, Capital city of Wales with its cosmopolitan nightlife and extensive shopping facilities. 

South east Wales has a number of excellent transport links to the Midlands, Wales and the West Country. Rail links are available for easy access to London and other parts of the UK. 

Parking Arrangements

Staff parking is available in all hospitals.

Accolade Acheivements

All staff throughout Aneurin Bevan Health Board are supported and encouraged to put forward their service developments for awards and accolades. They have been successful in a range of areas and many Aneurin Bevan Health Board staff are at the forefront nationally in their chosen field. A selection of recent awards can be viewed by scrolling through the news section of our website.


Single accommodation is available in our acute hospitals. There are excellent medical and surgical junior doctors' facilities, which are well furnished with satellite colour television.

The Health Board came into being on the 1st October 2009. Services are delivered to the populations of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. There are three major acute hospitals and eighteen community hospitals in the area. There is also a range of specialist health centres, local clinics and primary care facilities providing medical, dental, pharmacy and optometric services along with facilities providing mental health and learning disability services. 

More than 1,000 hospital and general practitioner doctors and 6,000 nurses, allied health professionals and community based staff deliver services to local communities. The Health Board has three large district general hospitals providing the full range of acute surgical and medical services. These are supported by a network of twenty community and mental health hospitals and day care premises. 

The district general hospital are: 

  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport 
  • Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny 
  • Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach 
FP1 doctors are based in the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals 

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