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Abstract drawing
19/03/2021
An agenda for digital inclusion

HEIW endorse the Agenda for digital inclusion published by the Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales.

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Two pharmacists smiling
19/03/2021
Education and Training standards for Pharmacists

The HEIW pharmacy team will be undertaking a transition programme to meet all the needs of the new Initial Education and Training standards for Pharmacists.

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Bursary
17/03/2021
NHS Wales Bursary Scheme - More information coming soon

In the autumn of 2020 HEIW wrote to all graduates who we believed were not in employment within NHS Wales with information regarding the Appeals process and the decision by HEIW to place this on hold due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/03/2021
Application for Equivalence Funding for the NHS Wales Healthcare Scientific Workforce

Health Education and Improvement Wales are delighted to announce that applications for funding for Healthcare scientists and Support staff employed by NHS Wales to undertake the equivalence process will open on 1 April 2021. This is the third year we have offered this funding to NHS Wales Scientific staff.

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Headshot of Sam Telfer
11/03/2021
Healthcare Science Week blog: Dr Samantha Telfer - Clinical Scientist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

I’ve always enjoyed physics, studying it for my first degree and then going onto do a PhD in semiconductor physics. These led to me work in research and development in the semiconductor industry for around ten years. Although I enjoyed the work which was more focussed towards engineering and gained many new skills, I realised that I wanted a career with a stronger emphasis in physics where I could utilise more of those skills and apply them in a way I would like.

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Abstract drawing
08/03/2021
Public bodies release their plans for creating a more equal Wales

A group of public service organisations from across Wales which make up the ‘Wales Public Body Equality Partnership’ (WPBEP) have confirmed their Strategic Equality Objectives for 2020 - 2024.

03/03/2021
Shaping the future of the mental health workforce in Wales

A wide range of people from across Wales have shared their ideas to shape the future mental health workforce. 

01/03/2021
Blog: Helen Thomas, Assistant Director of Leadership and Succession, HEIW

Helen Thomas, Assistant Director of Leadership and Succession, HEIW, discusses what it's like to be leading on the Compassionate Leadership and Succession Planning strategy for Wales and the priorities for HEIW's leadership and succession team in 2021.

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HEIW logo
01/03/2021
Updated statement on Welsh language comments

“We are taking the comments made about the Welsh Language very seriously. We are fully committed to ensuring that we support and grow the Welsh Language in our NHS workforce and are actively embedding it in how we work as an organisation. We understand how important this is for our staff, our learners and patients. We do not support or condone the comments made by the individual in question. We take such matters seriously.

“James Moore was working in HEIW on a secondment contract, following conclusion of our internal discussions his secondment has been terminated and he has returned to his substantive employment with Welsh Ambulance Services Trust (WAST).  As HEIW is not the employer, the termination of the secondment agreement was the most action open to us.”

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Scientist holding a test tube.
01/03/2021
Annual Clinical Scientist Trainee Programme is now open for applications

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Clinical Scientist Trainee (STP) Recruitment Programme is now open.

26/02/2021
Update on Welsh Language comments

We are taking the comments made about the Welsh Language very seriously. We are fully committed to ensuring that we support and grow the Welsh Language in our NHS workforce and are actively embedding it in how we work as an organisation. We understand how important this is for our staff, our learners and patients. We do not support or condone the comments made by the individual in question but we cannot comment on internal discussions with an individual employee. We take such matters seriously.

 

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Ophthalmologist test
22/02/2021
Guest Blog – Sarah Schumm, Clinical Fellow, Optometry

2020 marked a momentous year for optometry within HEIW.  It celebrated the first year of inclusion into the clinical fellowship program, alongside other primary care professions, medical, dental and pharmacy.  To say we were excited for the addition is an understatement.  Two optometrists were granted fellowships to work with HEIW and Welsh Government, on workforce and contract reform projects.

18/02/2021
HEIW ahead of the curve on pharmacy education reform

Changes to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacists have been welcomed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

Scientist holding a test tube.
Scientist holding a test tube.
10/02/2021
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

To mark ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are celebrating the outstanding achievements of the women we have working in science.

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Drawing of NHS workers
04/02/2021
Supporting HEIW staff wellbeing through Covid-19

A new report has looked at the support available to help NHS staff across Wales maintain their mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

26/01/2021
Blog: Our vision for the primary and community care workforce in Wales

Working closely with partners across health and social care, Health Education and Improvement Wales is developing a primary and community care education and training framework for NHS Wales.

07/01/2021
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.

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Close up of a man
05/01/2021
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.

30/12/2020
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.

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Parents videocalling son and daughter
23/12/2020
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.