We think, we do, we network.

These three actions can change the world, challenging the status quo to find radical, bold and exciting ways to improve lives now and in the future.

We connect and co-ordinate a global network of people and organisations to drive better thinking and actions that are grounded in delivery. We believe in, trust and support our people to become the best they can and expand their sense of what is possible. We are the Dragon’s Heart Institute and we exist to solve our biggest health threats.

As the Dragon’s Heart Institute continues to grow, so will this website. Please continue to check back for updates about our exciting programmes of work.

The Dragon’s Heart Institute is part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Our work

We connect people from across the health and care system in Wales with partners around the world to develop solutions to the biggest challenges we collectively face.

By establishing a space for radical collaboration and developing leaders across the health system, we’re here to create real change.


Our programmes of work

All projects and programmes


We are creating a self-sustaining generation of future leaders by providing experiences and opportunities within…


Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund

The £10m CCR Challenge Fund was approved by the Regional cabinet in October 2020. Working…


Innovation Portal

The Dragon’s Heart Institute is the destination for innovation in Cardiff and Vale University Health…

All projects and programmes

Work with us

If you have an idea that you believe can benefit the health of the people of Wales (or beyond), if you can provide support, or if you just want to share your story, get in touch today.


News, views and more

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Vicky Le Grys: Lessons in Leadership from the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

Vicky Le Grys is a Programme Director at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She…


Amarantha Fennell-Wells: Clinical Leadership for Planetary Health

In my last blog, I outlined some of the ways in which Dr Fiona Brennan…


A Response to the Kings Fund Papers on Leadership, Innovation and Improvement

“What is the Cardiff and Vale way?” For systems, such as ours, to flourish amidst…

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