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21/09/2021
Welsh pre-registration pharmacist trainees come out top for the second time this year

Pre-registration pharmacist trainees in Wales have outshone their counterparts across the UK in the latest General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration assessment.

07/09/2021
Nine nominations for Wales at Student Nursing Times Awards

Wales has secured its place as the place to train, work and live in the UK after receiving nine shortlisted nominations at the 2021 Student Nursing Times Awards.

27/08/2021
Students complete first ever HEIW summer internship

Cardiff University Students joined HEIW for 2 weeks during Easter 2021 to help plan and design the first ever HEIW Internship.

20/08/2021
Meet Versha, HEIW's New Allied Health Professions Transformation Programme Manager

Hi! I’m Versha Sood, I am the new Allied Health Professions Transformation Programme Manager with HEIW.

Someone getting a vaccine ready
Someone getting a vaccine ready
13/08/2021
Healthcare students and trainees encouraged to get Covid-19 and flu jabs

Lisa Llewelyn, HEIW Director of Nurse and Health Professional Education, and Prof. Pushpinder Mangat, HEIW Medical Director, are encouraging all healthcare students / trainees (medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, physician associate, nursing, midwifery, allied health profession, healthcare science students) to have their two Covid-19 vaccines if they have not already done so, and their flu vaccination, unless medically exempt.

Scientist holding a test tube.
Scientist holding a test tube.
13/08/2021
New animated CV showcases healthcare science as a career

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have released an all-new animated CV to promote the opportunities available in healthcare science.

A doctor
A doctor
11/08/2021
Results of GMC survey very welcome

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) welcomes the results of the 2021 General Medical Council National Training Surveys.

03/08/2021
HEIW Dental Core Trainee recognised at prestigious global event

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) Dental Core Trainee, Hannah Barrow, has been selected as one of the best e-posters at this year’s Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) conference.

15/07/2021
National Strategy for Consultant Pharmacists Event

 A summary report of the Pharmacy engagement event.

A headshot of Simon Cassidy
A headshot of Simon Cassidy
14/07/2021
A new HEIW Head of Placement Experience and Improvement Wales

A new role, Head of Placement Experience and Improvement at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has recently been created.  

12/07/2021
One in A Million - Informed Dementia Training

Cardiff and Vale Dementia Learning and Development Team have worked with Cofio Dementia Training to produce a helpful video with tips, ideas and advice on how to deliver our One in a Million dementia training package online.

12/07/2021
Review of the Maternity and Paediatric Support Apprenticeship Framework

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW is undertaking a review of the Maternity and Paediatric Support Apprenticeship Framework.  A Steering Group has been established to take this work forward with employer representation from across NHS Wales.  The reviewed Framework is now ready for a 4 week consultation period before being signed off by Welsh Government.  We would be very pleased if you could take a few minutes of your time and answer some questions about the framework content to ensure it meets the needs of healthcare support services.  As well as the draft framework for review the EDLS comparison document will provide information on the different level requirements of the Digital Literacy Essential Skill.

Doctor with laptop
Doctor with laptop
29/06/2021
Outcome of Healthcare Professional Pre-registration Education Tender

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has awarded over £1bn worth of healthcare professional education contracts for delivery over the next 10 years.

Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards logo
Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards logo
29/06/2021
HEIW sponsors leadership and transformation awards

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are proud to be sponsoring two categories at the Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards (AHA) 2021.

Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
25/06/2021
Quadruple celebration for HEIW at this year's UK HPMAs

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have been shortlisted in four categories at this year’s UK HPMA Excellence in People Awards.

09/06/2021
Medicines Administration Units Consultation

In recent years as care delivery has become more complex, support workers have had increasing levels of involvement in medicines administration across a range of settings. Support workers involvement ranges from the application of “over the counter” creams and ointments, to the administration of insulin and intravenous saline flushes, depending on their individual roles. 

01/06/2021
Health Apprenticeship Framework Consultation

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW is undertaking a review of the Healthcare Support Services Apprenticeship Framework.

Trophy with gold confetti pouring out
Trophy with gold confetti pouring out
25/05/2021
Foundation Pharmacy Trainees and Supervisors Recognised at Annual Prize Giving Event

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) celebrated and showcased the very best foundation pharmacy has to offer at their annual prize giving event last week.Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) celebrated and showcased the very best foundation pharmacy has to offer at their annual prize giving event last week.

24/05/2021
Letter of support to all colleagues affected by the current COVID 19 situation in India and surrounding areas

Alongside BAPIO and BINA we want to strongly express our support to all NHS colleagues who are affected by the current COVID 19 situation in India and surrounding countries, support is available here:

Female receptionist working the computer
Female receptionist working the computer
20/05/2021
There's more to the NHS than just doctors and nurses

There are over 350 careers in the NHS and a large number of these are non-clinical, ranging from porters and cleaners to catering assistants and facilities managers. A group of roles which may not typically spring to mind when thinking of the NHS are administrative positions - they play an essential role in keeping the service running.