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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
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.

Sign of the times - The story of Team Hydr8
18 April 2019
Sign of the times - The story of Team Hydr8

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 NHS Team Hydr8 of the University of South Wales in the Student Innovation in Practice category.

Sign of the times - Mitchell's story
16 April 2019
Sign of the times - Mitchell'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 Mitchell Richards of Swansea University in the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year category. 

Funding boost means UK first for pharmacist training programme in Wales
17 April 2019
Funding boost means UK first for pharmacist training programme in Wales

Trainee pharmacists in Wales are set to benefit from a £3.6m funding boost meaning more training places, in more settings and NHS employment for their final year of training.

HEIW staff rewarded for contribution to teaching in NHS Wales
09 April 2019
HEIW staff rewarded for contribution to teaching in NHS Wales

Two of Health Education and Improvement Wales’ (HEIW) leading medical staff have been honoured for their commitment to training.

How trainee doctors and dentists in Wales are shaping their own education
08 April 2019
How trainee doctors and dentists in Wales are shaping their own education

The idea behind Health Education and Improvement Wales’ (HEIW) Trainee Think Tank is to empower those who are impacted by the medical and dental training programmes in Wales to influence the training agenda.

Your career, Wales's future
08 April 2019
Your career, Wales's future

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) looks at its Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows (WCLTF) programme, which enables trainees to enhance their skills and become clinical leaders of the future.

Recognition for doctors and dentists training Wales' future NHS workforce
05 April 2019
Recognition for doctors and dentists training Wales' future NHS workforce

Doctors and dentists across Wales have been recognised for their invaluable commitment to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Sign of the Times as Wales Gains Wide Recognition in Student Nursing Awards
03 April 2019
Sign of the Times as Wales Gains Wide Recognition in Student Nursing Awards

Wales’ growing reputation as a mecca for attracting, supporting and developing the best young talent in the nursing industry has received yet another boost. 

University team sharing award-winning ways of supporting mums-to-be
25 March 2019
University team sharing award-winning ways of supporting mums-to-be

Swansea University’s Midwifery and Parenting Centre has proved so successful that the team behind it are set to share their experiences with colleagues across Wales.

Recognition for trainee doctors and dentists transforming Welsh healthcare
18 March 2019
Recognition for trainee doctors and dentists transforming Welsh healthcare

Trainee doctors and dentists from across Wales have been recognised for their passion and commitment to transforming healthcare for the people of Wales.  

Pharmacy Technician Advanced Practice Framework - National Consultation
05 March 2019
Pharmacy Technician Advanced Practice Framework National Consultation

Health Education and Improvement Wales Pharmacy and APTUK have been working collaboratively on a national project to develop an Advanced Practice Framework for Pharmacy Technicians.

Physician Associates: A Forward-Looking Step for NHS Wales
25 February 2019
Physician Associates: A Forward-Looking Step for NHS Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) looks at the physician associate (PA), a workforce role within the Welsh NHS that could bring real benefits to patient care across the nation.

New over-the-phone triage improves paediatric waiting times
20 February 2019
New over-the-phone triage improves paediatric waiting times

The introduction of a new model for referring children to occupational therapy and physiotherapy in Cwm Taf University Health Board has helped to improve access to services.

Health professionals sign up to learn how to lead the way on improved patient care
18 February 2019
Health professionals sign up to learn how to lead the way on improved patient care

A leadership programme designed to help health professionals develop and improve patient care has seen a dramatic rise in applications.  

Health Education and Improvement Wales launch tool to help dental teams optimise their skills
14 February 2019
Health Education and Improvement Wales launch tool to help dental teams optimise their skills

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has launched a tool to help dental practices maximise and effectively use all of the skills of their team members when it comes to delivering high-quality care.  

New course's success rewarded with funding for extra places
11 February 2019
New course's success rewarded with funding for extra places

Swansea University Medical School is so successful at training physician associates it has already been awarded funding to offer extra places.

HEIW Board Meeting: January 2019
25 January 2019
HEIW Board Meeting: January 2019

It has been announced that the next Board meeting for Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) will take place on Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Health Education and Improvement Wales develops stress management toolkit to support NHS staff
11 January 2019
Health Education and Improvement Wales develops stress management toolkit to support NHS staff

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has developed practical tips to help NHS Wales staff build resilience, manage stress and support each other.