Single Lead Employer – roles, responsibilities and contact details
As part of their training programme, medical, dental and pharmacy trainees regularly rotate from one Health Board, Trust or practice to another. Traditionally, this meant every time a trainee rotated into a new organisation / practice they would need to go through the whole employment process all over again including all necessary checks.
We are in the process of moving all trainees onto the Single Lead Employer (SLE) model of employment. This means rather than changing employer every time trainees rotate, they stay with the same employer throughout their training no matter where they are based. Not only does this mean less paperwork and saves time, but also one continuous employer for any concerns, queries or issues throughout training.
The transfer of trainees to the SLE model has been part of a phased implementation programme lead by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership who are also the lead employer.
The following trainee programmes have already transferred:
The remaining secondary care training programmes will transfer over prior to August 2022. For those yet to transfer to the SLE model please contact your employing Health Board with any employment related concerns.
Who is my employer?
The SLE model involves three organisations with one acting as the lead employer who has overall employment responsibility for trainees. The lead employer in NHS Wales is NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) – on your payslip it will displayed as Velindre NHS Trust. The table below details each organisation involved in the SLE model and their general roles and responsibilities in relation to your employment and training:
Lead Employer - NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)
Host Organisation or Practice (E.g. Health Board, Trust, GP Practice, Dental Practice, Community Pharmacy)
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Also known as local education provider or provider of clinical placements.
Provides day to day management and supervision of training by clinical & educational supervisors
Responsible Officer, supervision of training and progress in training.
General contact details:
02920 903908 (Option for NWSSP/Velindre)
(You will need access to your NHS Wales email address to use this feature)
Guide: http://howis.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=884&pid=72647Website: https://nwssp.nhs.wales/ourservices/lead-employer/general-information/expenses/
|All trainees||Relocation Expenses: NWSSP.Juniordoctorsrelocation@wales.nhs.uk|
|All trainees||NWSSP lead employer website https://nwssp.nhs.wales/ourservices/lead-employer/|
|All trainees||NWSSP lead employer FAQs https://nwssp.nhs.wales/ourservices/lead-employer/faqs/|
Training group specific contact details:
Lead Employer –for all employment related matters.
Host – for day-to-day management / supervision of training.
|HEIW – for education and training programmes|
|Clinical / Education Supervisor||
Dental Foundation Training
Dental Core Training email@example.comDental Specialty Training firstname.lastname@example.org
|Clinical / Education Supervisor||HEIW.GPTraining@wales.nhs.uk|
|Foundation Pharmacist||Email: NWSSPSLE.Pharmacy@wales.nhs.uk||Clinical / Education Supervisor||HEIW.PRP@wales.nhs.uk|
Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ST/SpR) NWSSPSLE.CW@wales.nhs.uk
Pathologies, Psychiatry (Core & Higher), Radiology
Foundation Years 1 and 2
General & Higher Medicine and Emergency Medicine
General & Higher, Trauma & Orthopaedics
Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine
Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS)
|Clinical / Education Supervisor||
Foundation School - HEIW.FoundationSchool@wales.nhs.uk
Recruitment and Placement queries - HEIW.Recruitment@wales.nhs.uk
ARCP queries - HEIW.ARCP@wales.nhs.uk
Teaching programmes queries HEIW.Schoolsupport@wales.nhs.uk
|All trainees||Additional contacts: