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'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.

It's GCSE results day

Good luck to all, not sure what you next move is? then have a look at the options available within NHS Wales

Celebrating the work of our pharmacy trainees

The Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) pre-registration pharmacy trainees all conduct an audit each year as part of their one year work-based training programme. Usually this is celebrated with an annual poster day where they share their work with the rest of their colleagues and a panel of judges.

Mental Health workforce- Fit for our future!

Together for Mental Health” is the Welsh Government’s 10 year cross-governmental strategy to improve mental health and well-being across all ages. Published in October 2012 following significant engagement and formal consultation with stakeholders, the strategy has been supported by a series of detailed delivery plans.

NHS Wales #VirtualPrideWeek2020

As you may know, this year’s Pride celebrations are moving online, and so are we.

Got your results today and planning your next steps?

Did you know that the NHS is the largest employer in Wales with over 98,400 employees, and that more than 350 careers options are available?

HEIW Pharmacy Provisional Registration Support

At Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) Pharmacy we have developed a provisional registration resource and forum section on our website. This is to support provisionally registered pharmacists employed in all pharmacy sectors in Wales and for those living in Wales who are working towards their first sitting of the GPhC registration assessment; between August 2020- July 2021.

Wales Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey

This report, by the Pharmacy Deanery within Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), provides the first published data on the community pharmacy workforce in Wales.

Samaritans wellbeing support line for health and social care workers in Wales

HEIW in collaboration with Welsh Government, and the Samaritans have launched a new confidential wellbeing support line for NHS and social care workers in Wales.

Important information for 2017 and 2018 bursary students

We have recently made some changes to the terms and conditions of the NHS bursary scheme agreement to be more favourable to students. 

Wales achieves over 99% fill rate as more and more junior doctors choose to train here

According to data published by the UK Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection Board, Wales has achieved the highest fill rates across the UK.