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01/10/2020
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.

01/10/2020
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.

01/10/2020
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.

01/10/2020
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.

29/09/2020
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.

28/09/2020
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.

28/09/2020
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.

25/09/2020
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.

25/09/2020
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.

24/09/2020
Presentation slides from our AGM and showcase event

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

24/09/2020
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.

23/09/2020
Guest blog: 'Finding positives...', by Kath Sheen, pharmacy technician

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

23/09/2020
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.

21/09/2020
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.

18/09/2020
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.

17/09/2020
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. 

16/09/2020
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!

11/09/2020
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.
 
11/09/2020
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.

11/09/2020
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.