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Key facts

  • Special Health Authority – NHS Wales
  • All Wales remit
  • £239m annual budget – 91% (£217m) on education and training
  • c. 440 staff
  • 2,200 medical and dental trainers and supervisors

Functions:

  • workforce intelligence
  • workforce strategy and planning
  • education commissioning and delivery
  • quality management
  • supporting regulation
  • leadership development and succession planning
  • careers and widening access
  • workforce transformation and improvement
  • professional support workforce and organisational development

Supports the education and training of:

  • c.3,650 training-grade doctors and associate specialist doctors
  • 2,500+ pharmacists, 1,600+ pharmacy technicians, 130+ pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy technician trainees, 80 diploma pharmacists
  • 1,678 dentists and 3,675 dental care professionals
  • 800+ optometrists, 50 contact lens opticians and 278 dispensing opticians
  • 5,800+ nurses
  • 400+ midwifes
  • 2,800 allied health professionals
  • 300+ scientists/practitioners
  • 1,000+ community nurses
  • c.715 non-medical prescribers

Provides:

  • 58 specialist medical training programmes
  • 11 district GP training Schemes
  • 19 dental training schemes
  • CPD events attended by over 8,000 delegates in 2020
  • support to NHS Wales to fulfil the requirements of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016
  • a compassionate leadership strategy for health and social care in Wales

Promotes:

  • 350+ careers in NHS Wales, including through the Train.Work.Live campaign
  • 29 medical libraries
  • NHS Wales e-Library for Health managed by NHS Wales Informatics Service, 4,200+ subscription e-journals, 18+ databases, evidence summaries, e-Learning and guidelines