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Improving Medical Training in Wales

Today (Thursday 19 May 2022), we have released the first addition of a new annual report, Improving Medical Training in Wales.

This new resource has been developed by our Medical Deanery with support from the Welsh Trainee Think Tank, to better communicate the commitment and work undertaken at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) to continually improve the experiences and lives of doctors training, working and living in Wales.

HEIW supports #HereforLife Nursing Campaign

Thursday 12 May 2022, is International Day of the Nurse.

To mark the occasion, we are supporting the Royal College of Nursing Foundation and UK and Ireland Chief Nursing Officers’ Here For Life | Yma Am Fywyd campaign, which celebrates the diverse roles, responsibilities and incredible achievements of nurses and midwives, in both clinical and non-clinical settings across the UK.

NHS Wales Bursary Scheme continues to support student's tuition and living costs

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has confirmed the extension of the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme for eligible healthcare students starting their studies in 2023-24.

Chief Nursing Office award Simon Cassidy of HEIW for improving student experiences through Covid-19

Simon Cassidy, Head of Placement Experience and Improvement at HEIW has received a Chief Nursing Office Wales Excellence Award. 

Blog - Our staff supported the NHS Frontline during the vaccination effort

Our colleagues recently volunteered on the frontline to support the vaccine roll out effort. They share their experiences with us here.

HEIW's Kathryn Marshall is awarded for her exceptional contributions to Dentistry by the College of General Dentistry

We are thrilled to announce Kathryn Marshall, HEIW’s Head of Dental Workforce Development, has been awarded the inaugural Honorary Fellowship for her exceptional contributions to dentistry.

Creation of new C.H.E.F roles will maximise opportunities in care homes for healthcare students in Wales

We have recruited three Regional Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs), who are working to:

HEIW Pharmacy Team Launch Cultural Awareness Campaign for Pharmacy Workforce

Our Pharmacy team has launched a new campaign, designed to promote self-reflection amongst pharmacy professionals on competence regarding cultural equity.

We supported the NHS Frontline during the vaccination effort

Emma Garland, our Information Governance Manager, recently volunteered her administration experience in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board mass vaccination centre.

Three quick ways to improve healthcare in Wales

Thursday 7 April is World Health Day. So, we’ve compiled some of our favourite quick wins that you can do to improve healthcare for the people of Wales.

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) stakeholder survey
Consultation on the new a new Level 4 Perioperative Support Apprenticeship Framework

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW has been leading on the development of a new Level 4 Perioperative Support Apprenticeship Framework. 

Scientist Training Programme now open

STP Programme now OPEN!



National Day of Reflection

Today, we come together as a nation to reflect and remember those who have sadly lost their lives to the pandemic and support those who are grieving the death of a loved one - our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.

Digital capability framework for healthcare in Wales pilot

Invitation to take part

The results of the TrainWorkLive Photo Competition 2021

The TrainWorkLive attraction campaign, which supports recruitment into NHS Wales, has now been running for five years.

Meet Gethin, our new Allied Health Professions Person Centred Rehabilitation Lead

I am the new Allied Health Professions Person Centred Rehabilitation Lead with Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW).

HEIW proudly signs the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

HEIW are proud to announce that they have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which demonstrates our commitment to support employees who are reservists and veterans.

Welcome to our newest Independent Member

We’d like to officially welcome Prof. John Gammon as the newest Independent Member of HEIW’s board.

My Internship Experience by Joseph Droogan

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, a reflection of my internship at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). The aim of this blog is to showcase how the internship has helped me develop as a person and hone my soft skills on my journey towards becoming a future leader of the NHS.