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Powys Health Board 

ROC Constituency – SWWROC

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Powys, mid Wales. As a rural health board with around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of Wales, They do not have a District General Hospital, so they work closely with other organisations in Wales and England (Shrewsbury and Hereford) to provide services for the people of Powys. 

Key contacts

Andrew Powell, Director of Primary Care


Andrew is responsible for the chairing the Powys ECG and meetings are held regularly.

There are 2 Optometric Advisers who job share the role, reporting to Andrew Powell.


The 2 advisers split their work as follows: 

Paul Cottrell

Paul is responsible for all Research and development



David Jenkins

David deals with GOS and contractual queries




The Powys HB Headquarters are:

Powys Teaching Health Board, Antur Gwy Annexe, Park Road, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3BA, 01597 827602


Locality leads are: David Jenkins and Jonathan Partridge who are both members of the ROC


No Ophthalmologists are employed at this HB but there is a good working relationship with Shrewsbury and Hereford


Local enhanced services are as follows:

Children’s Sight Testing                            under EHEW and GOS (service spec available)