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Meet our Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs)
How does nursing in a care home differ from nursing in other environments?
Staff Blogs: Armed Forces Day

Many of our employees have family members who are currently serving or have previously served for our country with honour, courage and commitment.

Here, they share and reflect on the careers, achievements, sacrifices and bravery of their loved ones ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June.

HEIW's Dr Caroline Evans receives President's Commendation from the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Our Deputy Director of Postgraduate Secondary Care, Dr Caroline Evans, received a President’s commendation from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) at their National College Tutors meeting.

HEIW to sponsor a category in the Womenspire Awards

We will be sponsoring the Woman in Health and Care category for Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire Awards 2022.

Improving Medical Training in Wales

Today (Thursday 19 May 2022), we have released the first addition of a new annual report, Improving Medical Training in Wales.

This new resource has been developed by our Medical Deanery with support from the Welsh Trainee Think Tank, to better communicate the commitment and work undertaken at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) to continually improve the experiences and lives of doctors training, working and living in Wales.

Working together to deliver the 10-year A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care
HEIW supports #HereforLife Nursing Campaign

Thursday 12 May 2022, is International Day of the Nurse.

To mark the occasion, we are supporting the Royal College of Nursing Foundation and UK and Ireland Chief Nursing Officers’ Here For Life | Yma Am Fywyd campaign, which celebrates the diverse roles, responsibilities and incredible achievements of nurses and midwives, in both clinical and non-clinical settings across the UK.

NHS Wales Bursary Scheme continues to support student's tuition and living costs

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has confirmed the extension of the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme for eligible healthcare students starting their studies in 2023-24.

Chief Nursing Office award Simon Cassidy of HEIW for improving student experiences through Covid-19

Simon Cassidy, Head of Placement Experience and Improvement at HEIW has received a Chief Nursing Office Wales Excellence Award. 

Blog - Our staff supported the NHS Frontline during the vaccination effort

Our colleagues recently volunteered on the frontline to support the vaccine roll out effort. They share their experiences with us here.

HEIW's Kathryn Marshall is awarded for her exceptional contributions to Dentistry by the College of General Dentistry

We are thrilled to announce Kathryn Marshall, HEIW’s Head of Dental Workforce Development, has been awarded the inaugural Honorary Fellowship for her exceptional contributions to dentistry.

Creation of new C.H.E.F roles will maximise opportunities in care homes for healthcare students in Wales

We have recruited three Regional Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs), who are working to:

HEIW Pharmacy Team Launch Cultural Awareness Campaign for Pharmacy Workforce

Our Pharmacy team has launched a new campaign, designed to promote self-reflection amongst pharmacy professionals on competence regarding cultural equity.

We supported the NHS Frontline during the vaccination effort

Emma Garland, our Information Governance Manager, recently volunteered her administration experience in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board mass vaccination centre.

Three quick ways to improve healthcare in Wales

Thursday 7 April is World Health Day. So, we’ve compiled some of our favourite quick wins that you can do to improve healthcare for the people of Wales.

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) stakeholder survey
Consultation on the new a new Level 4 Perioperative Support Apprenticeship Framework

As Welsh Government’s Development Partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks, HEIW has been leading on the development of a new Level 4 Perioperative Support Apprenticeship Framework. 

Scientist Training Programme now open

STP Programme now OPEN!



National Day of Reflection

Today, we come together as a nation to reflect and remember those who have sadly lost their lives to the pandemic and support those who are grieving the death of a loved one - our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.