Congratulations to Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board, which will take over from the North Wales Trust and a clutch of smaller local health boards under the NHS Wales reorganisation.
The name of the new organisation, taken from a little known contemporary of Florence Nightingale, has faced heavy criticism from locals on the basis that Betsi is very little known. But health minister Edwina Hart and other fans of pioneering but obscure nurses have prevailed. With the “organic” primary care trust mergers on the cards under the Conservatives, could Welsh success see more colourful names adopted in the rest of the UK? Sir Henry Urmston Willink, the Tory health spokesman opposite Bevan, has a ring to it. Other suggestions welcome to the above email address.