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03/08/2021
HEIW Dental Core Trainee recognised at prestigious global event

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) Dental Core Trainee, Hannah Barrow, has been selected as one of the best e-posters at this year’s Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) conference.

15/07/2021
National Strategy for Consultant Pharmacists Event

 A summary report of the Pharmacy engagement event.

A headshot of Simon Cassidy
A headshot of Simon Cassidy
14/07/2021
A new HEIW Head of Placement Experience and Improvement Wales

A new role, Head of Placement Experience and Improvement at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has recently been created.  

12/07/2021
One in A Million - Informed Dementia Training

Cardiff and Vale Dementia Learning and Development Team have worked with Cofio Dementia Training to produce a helpful video with tips, ideas and advice on how to deliver our One in a Million dementia training package online.

12/07/2021
Review of the Maternity and Paediatric Support Apprenticeship Framework

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW is undertaking a review of the Maternity and Paediatric Support Apprenticeship Framework.  A Steering Group has been established to take this work forward with employer representation from across NHS Wales.  The reviewed Framework is now ready for a 4 week consultation period before being signed off by Welsh Government.  We would be very pleased if you could take a few minutes of your time and answer some questions about the framework content to ensure it meets the needs of healthcare support services.  As well as the draft framework for review the EDLS comparison document will provide information on the different level requirements of the Digital Literacy Essential Skill.

Doctor with laptop
Doctor with laptop
29/06/2021
Outcome of Healthcare Professional Pre-registration Education Tender

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has awarded over £1bn worth of healthcare professional education contracts for delivery over the next 10 years.

Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards logo
Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards logo
29/06/2021
HEIW sponsors leadership and transformation awards

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are proud to be sponsoring two categories at the Advancing Healthcare Welsh Awards (AHA) 2021.

Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
Healthcare People Management Association awards logo
25/06/2021
Quadruple celebration for HEIW at this year's UK HPMAs

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have been shortlisted in four categories at this year’s UK HPMA Excellence in People Awards.

09/06/2021
Medicines Administration Units Consultation

In recent years as care delivery has become more complex, support workers have had increasing levels of involvement in medicines administration across a range of settings. Support workers involvement ranges from the application of “over the counter” creams and ointments, to the administration of insulin and intravenous saline flushes, depending on their individual roles. 

01/06/2021
Health Apprenticeship Framework Consultation

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW is undertaking a review of the Healthcare Support Services Apprenticeship Framework.

Trophy with gold confetti pouring out
Trophy with gold confetti pouring out
25/05/2021
Foundation Pharmacy Trainees and Supervisors Recognised at Annual Prize Giving Event

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) celebrated and showcased the very best foundation pharmacy has to offer at their annual prize giving event last week.Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) celebrated and showcased the very best foundation pharmacy has to offer at their annual prize giving event last week.

24/05/2021
Letter of support to all colleagues affected by the current COVID 19 situation in India and surrounding areas

Alongside BAPIO and BINA we want to strongly express our support to all NHS colleagues who are affected by the current COVID 19 situation in India and surrounding countries, support is available here:

Female receptionist working the computer
Female receptionist working the computer
20/05/2021
There's more to the NHS than just doctors and nurses

There are over 350 careers in the NHS and a large number of these are non-clinical, ranging from porters and cleaners to catering assistants and facilities managers. A group of roles which may not typically spring to mind when thinking of the NHS are administrative positions - they play an essential role in keeping the service running.

Dentist checking patient
Dentist checking patient
20/05/2021
HEIW supporting Welsh learners in the dental sector

Keen to promote and support the use of the Welsh language, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has partnered up with Cymdeithas Ddeintyddol to host its annual conference.

Pharmacist filling in form
Pharmacist filling in form
18/05/2021
Access to Advanced and Extended Practice Funding for Pharmacy Professionals

All registered pharmacy professionals who provide public facing services from a community pharmacy or GP practice (including self-employed locums) can apply for funding to support them to develop advanced or extended skills.

Dental trainee working on teeth
Dental trainee working on teeth
17/05/2021
Welsh dental trainees awarded at national conference

Dental trainees from across Wales have been awarded for their innovative work at the Welsh Hospitals Dental Specialties Conference.

12/05/2021
International Nursing Day blog

The theme of this year’s International Nurses Day campaign is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. Whilst none of us could have imagined the upheaval that has occurred during this period of NHS history, or the challenges yet to come, the importance of supporting the next generation of nurses in Wales remains critical for the sustainability of the healthcare workforce.

Surgeons
Surgeons
22/04/2021
Express your interest in the Endoscopy Training Management Group

We hope that you will embrace the importance of the Endoscopy Training Management Group functionality and support its ongoing sustainability through engagement.

Doctors looking to a head scan
Doctors looking to a head scan
22/04/2021
Helen Richards a Pharmacist in Wales - highly recommends our Improvement in Practice course

22/4/2021

Health Education & Improvement Wales (HEIW) is committed to providing Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) for healthcare professionals across Wales.

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Female receptionist working the computer
21/04/2021
20 years in NHS administration - by Ruth Taylor, Careers & Widening Access Advisor

This year marks my 20th year working in the NHS.  I was unfortunate to have missed out on a great deal of my education growing up, sitting and achieving 4 GSCEs.