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Digital capability framework for healthcare in Wales pilot

Invitation to take part

The results of the TrainWorkLive Photo Competition 2021

The TrainWorkLive attraction campaign, which supports recruitment into NHS Wales, has now been running for five years.

Meet Gethin, our new Allied Health Professions Person Centred Rehabilitation Lead

I am the new Allied Health Professions Person Centred Rehabilitation Lead with Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW).

HEIW proudly signs the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

HEIW are proud to announce that they have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which demonstrates our commitment to support employees who are reservists and veterans.

Welcome to our newest Independent Member

We’d like to officially welcome Prof. John Gammon as the newest Independent Member of HEIW’s board.

My Internship Experience by Joseph Droogan

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, a reflection of my internship at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). The aim of this blog is to showcase how the internship has helped me develop as a person and hone my soft skills on my journey towards becoming a future leader of the NHS.

New strategic workforce planning resources available for healthcare professionals

We are pleased to share a suite of newly developed resources to support strategic workforce planning for both Primary Care and wider Healthcare across Wales.

Our Appraisal system supports General Practice Physician Associates in Hywel Dda pilot

(Alex Maiello – Physician Associate in Hywel Dda)

We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Hywel Dda General Practice Physician Associates (GP-PAs) as they start on the UK’s first two year Development Pathway. We will be providing key support to the initial cohorts of the programme by enabling access to the Medical Appraisal Revalidation System (MARS) to record and reflect on their progress.

HEIW Post-registration foundation pharmacist programme - Expression of interest

In partnership with Cardiff University we will be offering a Post-registration foundation pharmacist programme to newly registered pharmacists in Wales, starting in September 2022.

Trainee working at laptop
Trainee working at laptop
HEIW Post-registration foundation pharmacist programme

If you are a trainee pharmacist or employer organisation with questions about our post-registration foundation pharmacist programme starting in September 2022 come along to one of our drop in Q&A sessions:

All Wales Nurse Staffing Programme Stakeholder Event

The stakeholder event is open to health and social care professionals and related organisations and groups within the health and care sector.

Welcome to our newest Independent Member

We’d like to officially welcome Jonathan Morgan as the newest Independent Member of HEIW’s board.

The future looks bright for NHS Wales

Through the Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship, our investment in future leaders of the NHS Wales is already proving successful, with participants attracting global attention.

Securing travel expense reimbursement for medical and dental trainees in Wales

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.

Welsh trainee leads pioneering project set to transform future treatment of heart attack patients

A Welsh-trained surgeon is behind potentially lifesaving new equipment that could change the way heart attacks are treated.

Help us shape the future for a sustainable mental health workforce for Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales are working together to develop a workforce plan to realise the Welsh Government's ‘Together for Mental Health delivery plan 2019/2022’. 

The 13 Days of Allied Health Professions
Wales Health Student Forum

The forum is a multi-disciplinary forum comprising of pre-registration health students in Wales that has been in place since 2006. It offers an inclusive environment for pre-registration Healthcare Students in Wales to:

Practice Managers and Administrators Toolkit Launch

Our new digital toolkit has now been released for practice managers and administrative staff in general practice. The roll out of the development phase of the resources starts now, focusing on progress and not perfection, anyone can access the platform either by mobile, desktop or tablet.

In Response to Covid-19

The animation, which is available in both English and Welsh can be uploaded to Health Board Intranet sites, visual display screens, and other local communication channels where appropriate.