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Mental Health Series - Euan Hails, Consultant Nurse

Having read Richard and Steve’s ‘Day in the life of a Consultant Nurse’ blogs, it is interesting to see the similarities and differences within the roles of Consultant Nurses. It’s great to understand the specialisms and expertise they have gathered within those roles and hear of the scope and impact they have had at their respective health boards across Wales.

Mental Health Series - Steve Riley, Consultant Nurse

Reading through Richard’s blog, ‘A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Consultant Nurse’, made me think of the similarities and differences in the day of a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) Consultant Nurse - that’s me - Steve Riley, Consultant Nurse in North Wales. I thought it might be helpful for enthusiastic and ambitious nursing colleagues out there to hear a bit about the journey that shaped my career.

The future of the health and social care workforce in Wales moves forward

Wales’ 10-year workforce strategy, ‘A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care’ was launched by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales (SCW)  on 22 October 2020.


Compassionate care for deceased patients and their families in Wales

Deceased patients and their loved ones in Wales are receiving more timely and compassionate care thanks to new training introduced across Wales. 

Welsh language scheme public consultation

HEIW was established on 1 October 2018, as the eleventh member of NHS Wales following the combination of three legacy organisations; Wales Deanery, Wales Centre for Professional Pharmacy Education (WCPPE) and Workforce and Education Development Service (WEDS).

'Meet the Fellows': Introducing the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows of 2020 – 2021

In the eighth year of the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF) programme run by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), eight new fellows are developing their clinical leadership skills by taking on innovative healthcare projects.

A day in the life of a mental health consultant nurse

This year’s World Mental Health Day comes in the midst of a global pandemic. Mental health and wellbeing now, more than ever, is increasingly important.

Graduate programme launched for future leaders of NHS Wales

The search has begun for future leaders of NHS Wales with the launch of an exciting new graduate programme.

Behavioural science approach helping health professionals reach their potential

A new training programme is helping health professionals adopt a different approach when it comes to clinical decision-making.

HEIW's Wendy Wilkinson talks about her experiences and the role of AHPs

Hi! I’m Wendy Wilkinson, I am the new Head of Allied Health Professions Transformation with Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW).

Excellent progress on a Once for Wales approach to implementation of nursing and midwifery programmes

Plans to implement pre and post registration nursing and midwifery programmes in Wales continue through the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Black history – journeys through Covid-19

In recognition that the 1st October marks the start of Black History Month, we as an organisation are proud to announce the start of our ‘Black history – journeys through Covid-19’ campaign.

A warm welcome to all healthcare students

A warm welcome to all healthcare students who have started their courses with us in Wales. Whilst many things may be different this year, one thing remains the same - your decision, and commitment, to become involved in the healthcare.

HEIW spell out their plans for creating a more equal wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has today launched their Strategic Equality Plan (SEP) 2020-2024.

Registration now open: 'Innovation in challenging times' virtual conference

Health Education and Improvement Wales are hosting the Looking Forward - ‘Innovation in Challenging Times’ virtual conference on 27 November 2020.

Launch of NHS COVID-19 app in Wales and England

The NHS COVID-19 app launches on 24 September across Wales and England and will be an important way to help keep Wales safe.

Why you should consider a social care worker placement during your studies

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales are encouraging student nurses to consider becoming social care workers during their studies.

HEIW launches new CPD modules - Returning to Appraisal and Virtual Appraisal Modules

Doctors can now access two new modules providing guidance on Returning to Appraisal and how to conduct Virtual Appraisals.

HEIW shortlisted at the 2020 Learning Technologies Awards

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has been shortlisted at the 2020 Learning Technologies Awards in the category of ‘Best UK Digital Transformation of a Training Programme in Response to COVID-19’, for its development of a digital leadership platform.

Presentation slides from our AGM and showcase event

Recordings and presentations from our AGM and showcase event held on 24 September 2020.