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20/04/21
GMC National training survey - 2021

The GMC’s national training survey launches on Tuesday 20 April and is open until Tuesday 18 May. It’s your chance to make your voice count and have your say on medical training. It takes around 15 minutes to complete on the GMC’s online portal.


The principle aim is to measure your perception of the quality of training you receive.

16/04/21
Podiatry is such an interesting and rewarding career – Keri Hutchinson explains why

As a podiatrist, you’ll help people deal with a range of mobility issues, relieve pain and treat infections of the feet and lower legs.

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Group of young people sat around a laptop
15/04/21
Students help HEIW plan its first ever internship

Nine students from Cardiff University have supported Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) in designing its first ever internship.

Screenshot of the primary care workforce bulletin - March 2021
Screenshot of the primary care workforce bulletin - March 2021
13/04/21
Primary care workforce bulletin - March 2021

We have released the latest primary care newsletter containing updates on how we are supporting the COVID-19 immunisation rollout, the launch of ‘Next Generation GP Wales’ and news on the biggest change in primary care optometry in Wales in a generation.

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People taking part in art therapy
12/04/21
Register for our Arts Therapies Event 19 - 23 April 2021

Register now for our week-long virtual Arts Therapies event taking place 19 – 23 April 2021 showcasing the work of art, music, drama and dance movement therapy for mental health and wellbeing.

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Group raised human arms and hands
31/03/21
HEIW highlights its key equality achievements

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has published its Annual Equality Report 2019-2020.

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Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
29/03/21
HEIW sponsoring the smarter working award at this year's HPMAs

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are proud to be sponsoring an award at this year’s Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) UK awards.

24/03/21
"This will be nothing like the rest of my dentistry career": Being a dental trainee during the Covid-19 pandemic

Three DCTs; Rachel Botrugno, Caron Pari and Christina Williams share their experiences of being redeployed to the frontline along with the challenges, and silver linings, they’ve witnessed in dentistry over the last year.

24/03/21
Over £730k invested to expand nursing placements within care homes

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is to lead on a £730k project which will promote and widen access for a career in social care nursing. 

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19/03/21
Congratulations to Professor Push Mangat, Medical Director at HEIW

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) have recognised Professor Pushpinder Mangat during their Annual Conference held in January this year.

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Abstract drawing
19/03/21
An agenda for digital inclusion

HEIW endorse the Agenda for digital inclusion published by the Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales.

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Two pharmacists smiling
19/03/21
Education and Training standards for Pharmacists

The HEIW pharmacy team will be undertaking a transition programme to meet all the needs of the new Initial Education and Training standards for Pharmacists.

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Bursary
17/03/21
NHS Wales Bursary Scheme - More information coming soon

In the autumn of 2020 HEIW wrote to all graduates who we believed were not in employment within NHS Wales with information regarding the Appeals process and the decision by HEIW to place this on hold due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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11/03/21
Application for Equivalence Funding for the NHS Wales Healthcare Scientific Workforce

Health Education and Improvement Wales are delighted to announce that applications for funding for Healthcare scientists and Support staff employed by NHS Wales to undertake the equivalence process will open on 1 April 2021. This is the third year we have offered this funding to NHS Wales Scientific staff.

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Headshot of Sam Telfer
11/03/21
Healthcare Science Week blog: Dr Samantha Telfer - Clinical Scientist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

I’ve always enjoyed physics, studying it for my first degree and then going onto do a PhD in semiconductor physics. These led to me work in research and development in the semiconductor industry for around ten years. Although I enjoyed the work which was more focussed towards engineering and gained many new skills, I realised that I wanted a career with a stronger emphasis in physics where I could utilise more of those skills and apply them in a way I would like.

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Abstract drawing
08/03/21
Public bodies release their plans for creating a more equal Wales

A group of public service organisations from across Wales which make up the ‘Wales Public Body Equality Partnership’ (WPBEP) have confirmed their Strategic Equality Objectives for 2020 - 2024.

03/03/21
Shaping the future of the mental health workforce in Wales

A wide range of people from across Wales have shared their ideas to shape the future mental health workforce. 

01/03/21
Blog: Helen Thomas, Assistant Director of Leadership and Succession, HEIW

Helen Thomas, Assistant Director of Leadership and Succession, HEIW, discusses what it's like to be leading on the Compassionate Leadership and Succession Planning strategy for Wales and the priorities for HEIW's leadership and succession team in 2021.

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01/03/21
Updated statement on Welsh language comments

“We are taking the comments made about the Welsh Language very seriously. We are fully committed to ensuring that we support and grow the Welsh Language in our NHS workforce and are actively embedding it in how we work as an organisation. We understand how important this is for our staff, our learners and patients. We do not support or condone the comments made by the individual in question. We take such matters seriously.

“James Moore was working in HEIW on a secondment contract, following conclusion of our internal discussions his secondment has been terminated and he has returned to his substantive employment with Welsh Ambulance Services Trust (WAST).  As HEIW is not the employer, the termination of the secondment agreement was the most action open to us.”

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DNA helix and scientist holding a test tube.
01/03/21
Annual Clinical Scientist Trainee Programme is now open for applications

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Clinical Scientist Trainee (STP) Recruitment Programme is now open.