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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:

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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.

Dentist checking patient
Dentist checking patient
20/05/2021
HEIW supporting Welsh learners in the dental sector

Keen to promote and support the use of the Welsh language, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has partnered up with Cymdeithas Ddeintyddol to host its annual conference.

Pharmacist filling in form
Pharmacist filling in form
18/05/2021
Access to Advanced and Extended Practice Funding for Pharmacy Professionals

All registered pharmacy professionals who provide public facing services from a community pharmacy or GP practice (including self-employed locums) can apply for funding to support them to develop advanced or extended skills.

Dental trainee working on teeth
Dental trainee working on teeth
17/05/2021
Welsh dental trainees awarded at national conference

Dental trainees from across Wales have been awarded for their innovative work at the Welsh Hospitals Dental Specialties Conference.

12/05/2021
International Nursing Day blog

The theme of this year’s International Nurses Day campaign is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. Whilst none of us could have imagined the upheaval that has occurred during this period of NHS history, or the challenges yet to come, the importance of supporting the next generation of nurses in Wales remains critical for the sustainability of the healthcare workforce.

Surgeons
Surgeons
22/04/2021
Express your interest in the Endoscopy Training Management Group

We hope that you will embrace the importance of the Endoscopy Training Management Group functionality and support its ongoing sustainability through engagement.

Doctors looking to a head scan
Doctors looking to a head scan
22/04/2021
Helen Richards a Pharmacist in Wales - highly recommends our Improvement in Practice course

22/4/2021

Health Education & Improvement Wales (HEIW) is committed to providing Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) for healthcare professionals across Wales.

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Female receptionist working the computer
21/04/2021
20 years in NHS administration - by Ruth Taylor, Careers & Widening Access Advisor

This year marks my 20th year working in the NHS.  I was unfortunate to have missed out on a great deal of my education growing up, sitting and achieving 4 GSCEs.

20/04/2021
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.

16/04/2021
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.

Group of young people sat around a laptop
Group of young people sat around a laptop
15/04/2021
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
13/04/2021
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.

People taking part in art therapy
People taking part in art therapy
12/04/2021
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
31/03/2021
HEIW highlights its key equality achievements

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

Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
29/03/2021
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.

24/03/2021
"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.