News

07/01/21
New Lead Associate Dean for the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD)

We are extremely pleased to announce that Raj Nirula, has been appointed as the Lead Associate Dean for SAS doctors in the UK by (COPMeD). Raj is the Associate Dean for Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors and dentists in Health Education and Improvement Wales.

Close up of a woman' face with a single tear falling from her eye.
Close up of a woman' face with a single tear falling from her eye.
05/01/21
Providing trauma aware support to healthcare professionals

We know that people working in a healthcare setting can sometimes witness or become involved in traumatic incidents, and that even when trained to deal with such incidents, they can still be affected by them.

30/12/20
Learning Disability Nurse Series – Nichaela Jones, Head of Nursing for Learning Disability services in North Wales

Learning disability nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them achieve their wants needs and wishes in life – it can be a challenging and rewarding career.

23/12/20
Keep safe over the holidays

The First Minister and Wales’ public service leaders have issued the following message to the people of Wales ahead of Christmas.

21/12/20
Simulation Faculty Development in Wales

The second event hosted by the HEIW Simulation team will be held on 27 January 2021, 9.00 to 12.30 

18/12/20
NHS Wales Clinical Endoscopist Training Programme

As part of the National Endoscopy Programme we are seeking to appoint our second cohort of enthusiastic and committed trainee Clinical Endoscopists to commence the next training programme in March 2021.

16/12/20
Trainee Newsletter - Winter 2020

Here's is the winter 2020 issue of the Wales trainee newsletter, by guest editors Clinical Leadership Fellows Amarantha Fennell-Wells and Kate Richards.  

16/12/20
PACT: Supporting healthcare students' safe entry into practice learning environments during pandemic conditions

The All Wales Healthcare Student PACT is a document which has been created to ensure student’s safe entry into practice learning environments in Wales during pandemic conditions. 

Two healthcare scientists, Hannah Hunt and Chris Hopkins
Two healthcare scientists, Hannah Hunt and Chris Hopkins
16/12/20
The vital role of healthcare scientists during the Covid-19 pandemic

Healthcare scientists span across 50+ disciplines and are involved in 80% of clinical diagnoses. They have been working tirelessly to support the Covid-19 work in many different ways.

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Someone using an ipad
16/12/20
Healthcare professionals in Wales can now complete CPD through the medium of Welsh

Healthcare professionals in Wales can now choose to complete their continuing professional development (CPD) training through the medium of Welsh.

15/12/20
Learning Disabilities Nursing Series - Meet Star Moyo, a former Learning Disabilities Nurse

Learning disabilities nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them achieve their wants needs and wishes in life – it can be a challenging and rewarding career.
 

14/12/20
Calling all colleagues involved in simulation right across Wales

Trainers, technicians, management, administrators, lecturers, students, trainees and anyone else!  The Welsh Simulation community is the most important stakeholder and voice to input into HEIW’s Simulation Team, and we need your help.

14/12/20
Want to know more about the HEIW Simulation Team?

The HEIW simulation team has five Associate Deans for Simulation and Clinical skills, over the next few weeks we will be introducing them all.

Image of Sarah Schuum wearing a red top with sunglasses on her head. To her right is the HEIW logo, 'new blog', 'Sarah Schuum' and '#DisabilityHistoryMonth'
Image of Sarah Schuum wearing a red top with sunglasses on her head. To her right is the HEIW logo, 'new blog', 'Sarah Schuum' and '#DisabilityHistoryMonth'
14/12/20
Mentoring national champions - Disability History Month

Sarah Schumm is a Community Optometrist and currently, one of our Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows. To raise awareness of Disability History Month, Sarah has shared her experiences of volunteering with disabled children in her local community.

10/12/20
Patient representatives needed to help choose future training providers

We are looking to recruit patient representatives to help us decide which universities should be awarded contracts to deliver heath care education.  Universities in Wales will be asked to bid for these contracts, explaining to us why they think they are the best education providers to train our future nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, audiologists, paramedics etc.  

Kirstie Moons
Kirstie Moons
10/12/20
Congratulations to Kirstie Moons on her appointment as HEIW Postgraduate Dental Dean

I am delighted to announce, that following a competitive recruitment process, we have appointed Kirstie Moons as HEIW Postgraduate Dental Dean.

A group photo of the NHS Wales Library Service taken in 2019
A group photo of the NHS Wales Library Service taken in 2019
09/12/20
Congratulations to NHS Wales Library Service for Team of the Year award

The NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Service has been jointly awarded CILIP Cymru Wales Team of the Year 2020.

Carly Powell new blog
Carly Powell new blog
09/12/20
Life with a hidden disability - Disability History Month

Carly Powell, a Project Officer here at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) tells us about her experiences of life with a hidden disability.

Emyr Meek
Emyr Meek
08/12/20
Dentistry graduate awarded first place in inaugural prize

A dental foundation trainee has become the first ever winner of the College of General Dentistry and Dental Society of Wales - Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol Art & Science of Dentistry Prize for dental students in Wales.

08/12/20
HEIW response to The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Medical Workforce Census Report

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) welcomes the recent (Medical Workforce Census report 2020).  

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