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Health Education and Improvement Wales leads the way to improve communication disability access in Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is the first organisation in Wales committed to adopting the communication access symbol and standards to improve the lives of people living with communication disabilities.  

'Meet the fellows': Introducing the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows of 2019-2020

As the new cohort of Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows (WCLTF) get stuck into their year-long quality improvement projects, find out more about each of these aspiring clinical leaders.

TUC's Dying to Work NHS National Roadshow comes to HEIW

TUC’s Dying to Work NHS national roadshow comes to HEIW. We have welcomed the TUC Dying to Work NHS national roadshow and added its name to the Charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

An updated relocation reimbursement policy for trainees agreed

Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW) in collaboration with BMA Cymru Wales, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) and trainee representatives have updated the relocation reimbursement policy for junior doctors and dentists in Wales.

Campaign to raise awareness of recruitment opportunities in Urgent Primary Care in Wales

A campaign has launched this week to give medical professionals information about working in Urgent Primary Care in Wales.  The site promotes the benefits, tackles the myths, and advertises current vacancies.

New health and social care, and childcare qualifications launched

Learners across Wales, looking to forge a career in the care sector, have this week begun studying a new suite of qualifications designed to strengthen the profession for the future. The new health and social care, and childcare qualifications will help to strengthen the care sector at a time when its services provide a vital lifeline to communities and families across Wales.  

The first edition of our newsletter for medical trainees

Welcome to the first edition of our quarterly trainee newsletter.

Welsh dentists take on educational roles to improve care in their practices

A new initiative has seen 58 dentists across Wales take on roles in education and training to enhance patient services in their practices, since launching six months ago.  

New state of the art clinical practice suite opens for students at Singleton Hospital

A brand new, state-of-the-art clinical practice suite has been opened by Swansea University at Singleton Hospital following investment from Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).


Simon Cassidy talks to RCN about the Once for Wales 2020 approach

Simon Cassidy, Programme Manager Education at HEIW, recently spoke to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) about the ‘Once for Wales 2020’ national approach to implementing the new UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for education (2018).

HEIW stakeholder events - autumn 2019

Join us at one of our stakeholder events this autumn in o learn more about what we do and to get involved in planning our work for the next few years.

HEIW Trainees on GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)

Health Education and Improvement Wales are delighted to announce the support for two new Welsh medical trainees to join the clinical academic training programme, providing the two individuals with an opportunity to pursue a PhD. The two trainees will take up places in the September 2019 cohort, namely Dr Bnar Talabani and Dr Dmitri Sastin. 

NHS Wales students, trainees and staff benefit from digital revamp

NHS students, trainees and staff in Wales have benefitted from brand new IT equipment thanks to £50k funding from Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). 

Spiritual care to become part of Welsh nursing curriculum

A new initiative aimed at recognising people’s spiritual needs is to be incorporated into the training of all nurses and midwives working within the Welsh healthcare system.


British Medical Association Medal

We are delighted that Mr Rajnesh Nirula, one of our Associate Deans, was awarded a British Medical Association Medal at the BMA Annual Representative meeting in Belfast on Tuesday 25 July 2019.

Wales Health Student Forum newsletter: June 2019

The first edition of the Wales Health Student Forum newsletter.

A Healthier Wales – one year on

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Welsh Government plan for Health and Social care - ‘A Healthier Wales’.

Wales leads the way to improve teamwork in dentistry

An innovative training tool developed in Wales and designed to help dental practices maximise teamwork has gained UK-wide recognition.

Newport care home residents benefit from ground-breaking joint healthcare initiative

A joint initiative aimed at broadening the expertise of care home managers in the Newport area when it comes to administering vital medication to residents has been hailed as “hugely successful.

New career pathways for pharmacy technicians set to future-proof workforce

Ground-breaking new programmes mean Welsh trainee pharmacy technicians will have the opportunity to train across three pharmacy settings - hospital, community pharmacy and primary care – for the first time.