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Welsh dentists take on educational roles to improve care in their practices
Welsh dentists take on educational roles to improve care in their practices
14 August 2019
Welsh dentists take on educational roles to improve care in their practices

A new initiative has seen 58 dentists across Wales take on roles in education and training to enhance patient services in their practices, since launching six months ago.  

New state of the art clinical practice suite opens for students at Singleton Hospital
New state of the art clinical practice suite opens for students at Singleton Hospital
09 August 2019
New state of the art clinical practice suite opens for students at Singleton Hospital

A brand new, state-of-the-art clinical practice suite has been opened by Swansea University at Singleton Hospital following investment from Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

 

Simon Cassidy talks to RCN about the Once for Wales 2020 approach
Simon Cassidy talks to RCN about the Once for Wales 2020 approach
24 July 2019
Simon Cassidy talks to RCN about the Once for Wales 2020 approach

Simon Cassidy, Programme Manager Education at HEIW, recently spoke to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) about the ‘Once for Wales 2020’ national approach to implementing the new UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for education (2018).

HEIW stakeholder events - Autumn 2019
HEIW stakeholder events - Autumn 2019
18 July 2019
HEIW stakeholder events - autumn 2019

Join us at one of our stakeholder events this autumn in o learn more about what we do and to get involved in planning our work for the next few years.
 

HEIW Trainees on GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)
HEIW Trainees on GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)
17 July 2019
HEIW Trainees on GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)

Health Education and Improvement Wales are delighted to announce the support for two new Welsh medical trainees to join the clinical academic training programme, providing the two individuals with an opportunity to pursue a PhD. The two trainees will take up places in the September 2019 cohort, namely Dr Bnar Talabani and Dr Dmitri Sastin. 

NHS Wales students, trainees and staff benefit from digital revamp
NHS Wales students, trainees and staff benefit from digital revamp
15 July 2019
NHS Wales students, trainees and staff benefit from digital revamp

NHS students, trainees and staff in Wales have benefitted from brand new IT equipment thanks to £50k funding from Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). 

Spiritual care to become part of Welsh nursing curriculum
Spiritual care to become part of Welsh nursing curriculum
08 July 2019
Spiritual care to become part of Welsh nursing curriculum

A new initiative aimed at recognising people’s spiritual needs is to be incorporated into the training of all nurses and midwives working within the Welsh healthcare system.

 

British Medical Association Medal
British Medical Association Medal
01 July 2019
British Medical Association Medal

We are delighted that Mr Rajnesh Nirula, one of our Associate Deans, was awarded a British Medical Association Medal at the BMA Annual Representative meeting in Belfast on Tuesday 25 July 2019.

Wales Health Student Forum newsletter: June 2019
Wales Health Student Forum newsletter: June 2019
21 June 2019
Wales Health Student Forum newsletter: June 2019

The first edition of the Wales Health Student Forum newsletter.

A Healthier Wales – one year on
A Healthier Wales – one year on
14 June 2019
A Healthier Wales – one year on

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Welsh Government plan for Health and Social care - ‘A Healthier Wales’.

Wales leads the way to improve teamwork in dentistry
Wales leads the way to improve teamwork in dentistry
06 June 2019
Wales leads the way to improve teamwork in dentistry

An innovative training tool developed in Wales and designed to help dental practices maximise teamwork has gained UK-wide recognition.

Newport care home residents benefit from ground-breaking joint healthcare initiative
Newport care home residents benefit from ground-breaking joint healthcare initiative
29 May 2019
Newport care home residents benefit from ground-breaking joint healthcare initiative

A joint initiative aimed at broadening the expertise of care home managers in the Newport area when it comes to administering vital medication to residents has been hailed as “hugely successful.

New career pathways for pharmacy technicians set to future-proof workforce
New career pathways for pharmacy technicians set to future-proof workforce
21 May 2019
New career pathways for pharmacy technicians set to future-proof workforce

Ground-breaking new programmes mean Welsh trainee pharmacy technicians will have the opportunity to train across three pharmacy settings - hospital, community pharmacy and primary care – for the first time.  

New initiative represents 'landmark moment' for Welsh healthcare support workers, says HEIW
New initiative represents 'landmark moment' for Welsh healthcare support workers, says HEIW
07 May 2019
New initiative represents 'landmark moment' for Welsh healthcare support workers, says HEIW

Healthcare support workers who live or work in isolated parts of Wales are set to benefit from a ground-breaking initiative aimed at broadening their education and training, one that will also make Wales a healthier place to live.

Wales wins 'triple crown' at Student Nursing Times Awards
Wales wins 'triple crown' at Student Nursing Times Awards
29 April 2019
Wales wins 'triple crown' at Student Nursing Times Awards

This year’s Student Nursing Times Awards was a reason to be cheerful for Wales, with three of those shortlisted – including Kate Young of Bangor University – emerging triumphant

Sign of the times - the story of Partnership Blue Light
Sign of the times - the story of Partnership Blue Light
26 April 2019
Sign of the times - the story of Partnership Blue Light

The shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 contains no less than 11 Welsh nurses, mentors, educators, universities and organisations spread across its 21 categories, more than ever before. They include the School of Care Sciences at the University of South Wales, shortlisted in the Partnership of the Year category.

Sign of the times - Cardiff University's Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Team
Sign of the times - Cardiff University's Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Team
25 April 2019
Sign of the times - Cardiff University's Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Team

The shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 contains no less than 11 Welsh nurses, mentors, educators, universities and organisations spread across its 21 categories, more than ever before. They include the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Team at Cardiff University, shortlisted in the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post-registration) category.

Sign of the times - Stephen's story
Sign of the times - Stephen's story
24 April 2019
Sign of the times - Stephen's story

The shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 contains no less than 11 Welsh nurses, mentors, educators, universities and organisations spread across its 21 categories, more than ever before. They include Stephen Prydderch, shortlisted in the Educator of the Year category.

Once for Wales 2020: Newsletter April 2019
Once for Wales 2020: Newsletter April 2019
23 April 2019
Once for Wales 2020: Newsletter April 2019

The latest issue of Once for Wales 2020, an overview of work towards implementation of new Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for nursing and midwifery education, as produced by Simon Cassidy, Programme Manager (Education), Health Education and Improvement Wales.

Sign of the times - Julie's story
Sign of the times - Julie's story
23 April 2019
Sign of the times - Julie's story

The shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 contains no less than 11 Welsh nurses, mentors, educators, universities and organisations spread across its 21 categories, more than ever before. Among those shortlisted is Julie Roberts of Bangor University in the Educator of the Year category.

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