Meet The Team

Anna L Prytherch - Project Manager

Anna L Prytherch

Anna is Project Manager for Rural Health and Care Wales, having commenced in post at the beginning of February 2017. Anna is a business post-graduate (BScEcon; MBA) who has recently submitted her PhD in Business and Management (Learning Networks and Knowledge Transfer in small Businesses). Anna has over 25 years senior managerial experience in private, public and third sector organisations, also having established a consultancy business that was recognised as one of Wales Top 100 start-up businesses in 2006. She is PRINCE2 accredited (Project Management) and holds a higher education teaching qualification, with experience of lecturing at FE and HE level. Prior to working for RHCW, Anna was manager of vocational learning across Ceredigion, working for the local authority. She has an avid interest in lifelong learning and continuous professional development and will be leading the research on education, training and CPD of health and social care professionals in rural areas. A fluent Welsh speaker, Anna was born and grew up in rural Mid Wales, being passionate about the area and its diverse and unique natural environment and culture.

Angharad Jones - Development Officer

Angharad Jones

Angharad is the Rural Health and Care Wales Development Officer, having secured a secondment opportunity in December 2018.

Angharad is a qualified nurse of 20 years’ experience, and has worked in a variety of roles, including paediatrics, school nursing and student nurse education within Hywel Dda University Health Board. In addition to her initial paediatric nursing qualification, Angharad completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Community Health Studies in 2002, and became a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. She is also Registered Nurse Teacher, having completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training) with Newport University, where she won the Outstanding Student of the Year award. Before her secondment to RHCW, Angharad worked for a number of years as an Education Liaison Nurse, based in Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth, which involved facilitating the preceptorship programme for newly registered nurses and championing all aspects involved in pre-registration nurse education, which includes mentorship, as well as working in collaboration with key colleagues within the Health Board and Swansea University. Angharad holds an honorary lectureship post with Swansea University.

Angharad is passionate about the provision of high quality nursing in rural locations and, to this end, made the decision to pursue a PhD at Aberystwyth University in 2016, seeking to understand why rural areas of Mid Wales struggle to recruit and retain their nursing workforce. Angharad was born and grew up in a farming community in rural Mid Wales, she is a fluent Welsh speaker, and is very enthusiastic about safeguarding health and social care services for rural residents.

Bethan Jenkins - Development Officer

Bethan is the Rural Health and Care Wales Development Officer, having commenced in post at the beginning of January 2019. Bethan completed a BA Hons in English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. After her time in Liverpool, Bethan began a career in the third sector in London, namely in Corporate Fundraising roles at Comic Relief and Nordoff Robbins. She then travelled to South East Asia before returning to Wales to continue her career in Corporate Fundraising at the Wales Millennium Centre.

Now working at RHCW, Bethan is really enjoying the breadth of research and variety of projects that she is working on and is looking forward to continuing her professional development within the public sector. Bethan was born and grew up in Aberystwyth, and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Jack Evershed - Chair RHCW Management Group

Mr Jack Evershed was previously Chair of the Wales Board of Community Health Councils and as a leading member of the ‘Aber Group’ campaigned to retain services at Bronglais Hospital for many years.

He is an acute observer of health policy and has an interest in governance issues. Mr Evershed brings a wealth of relevant skills and experience, with particular strength in engaging with, understanding and influencing local dynamics and communities.