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First optometrists appointed clinical leadership training fellows

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has appointed the first ever optometrists into the roles of Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows (WCLTF) 2020/2021.

Guest blog: 'Finding positives...', by Kath Sheen, pharmacy technician

Guest blog by Kath Sheen, pharmacy technician participating in the advanced practice framework pilot.

Training placements helping to upskill frontline eye care professionals

Optometrists across Wales are undertaking training courses and practical placements to boost their services within communities.

Rehabilitation resource launched to support health and social care

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), in collaboration with partners, has released a digital resource for health and social care professionals supporting individuals with rehabilitation needs.

Help shape the future of the mental health workforce in Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales (SCW) are helping to shape the future of the mental health workforce in Wales.

Join us for HEIW's virtual Annual General Meeting and showcase event

Please find below the links for joining us at our AGM and showcase event on Thursday 24 September 2020. 

Guest blog: Kerri Eilertsen-Feeney, Head of Nursing and Midwifery Transformation

I am Kerri Eilertsen-Feeney, the new Head of Nursing and Midwifery Transformation here at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)... Hello!

Primary Care workforce bulletin - Summer 2020
Please find attached the first edition of the HEIW Primary Care workforce bulletin. We hope you will find it informative and useful. Please feel free to share it with colleagues.
Simulation training pushes forward across NHS Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have set up a new central team to promote best practice in education and training of the healthcare workforce through Simulation Based Education (SBE) across Wales. An interprofessional team including Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Professional representatives will support future development and initiatives in order to work collaboratively building on the excellent work already being delivered across Wales.

What our Welsh Clinical Fellows have been involved in since the COVID-19 outbreak

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, some of our Welsh Clinical Fellows for this year have been re-deployed to help out in key areas of NHS service. Here are some of their stories.

'Enthusiasm, passion and problem-solving skills' – have these qualities? Why not consider a career in acute internal medicine

We recently caught up with Dr Lliwen Jones, an acute internal medicine (AIM) trainee, who shared her experience as the first Welsh TakeAIM fellow raising awareness of career opportunities in the specialty.

Covid-19 student called up to Abercynon District Team as a community nurse.

We interviewed Emma Thomas-Jones, a district nurse who was redeployed during Covid-19. Here's what she had to say about her career and recent experiences...

HEIW launches new All Wales prescribing indicators module

Healthcare professionals can now access an All Wales Prescribing Indicators Module.

HEIW launches new mental health module for healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals can now access a 'Mental Health during COVID-19' online module.

Guest blog: Rachel Mooney, Education Project Manager

I am an Education Project Manager, currently delivering within the national endoscopy programme action plan.

HEIW launches bitesize online guidance to help GPs

GPs can now access a range of short continual professional development resources, designed to give the learner bitesize chunks of vital information. 

Pharmacy Technician wins prestigious Research Prize

Rebecca Chamberlain has been awarded the prestigious International Professional Development Association (IPDA) Cymru Howard Tanner Research Prize 2019 for her research into the role of community pharmacy technicians within NHS Wales and the scope they have for role development.

Orbit360 our new doctors 360° feedback system is now live

HEIW’s Revalidation Support Unit (RSU) and Digital team have developed a Patient & Colleague 360° Feedback system that is now available to all doctors in Wales, aimed at meeting the requirements of revalidation.

New Leadership Portal 'Gwella' now available for all NHS Wales staff

The ‘Gwella’ the leadership portal for all NHS Wales staff has been launched today.  The bi-lingual digital resource is available through any mobile device and provides access to a wide range of compassionate leadership and management resources curated from The King’s Fund, Open University and colleagues across the other UK nations.


Invitation for colleagues to promote: 'Our Reflections, Our Decisions, Our Future'

A Healthier Wales means changing what we do and how we do things across NHS Wales and Social Care Wales. For the patients and communities we serve, this means we need to increasingly ask “what care do you want and need”?  We need to apply exactly the same questions to our work and workplaces.