We are taking the comments made about the Welsh Language very seriously. We are fully committed to ensuring that we support and grow the Welsh Language in our NHS workforce and are actively embedding it in how we work as an organisation. We understand how important this is for our staff, our learners and patients. We do not support or condone the comments made by the individual in question but we cannot comment on internal discussions with an individual employee. We take such matters seriously.
2020 marked a momentous year for optometry within HEIW. It celebrated the first year of inclusion into the clinical fellowship program, alongside other primary care professions, medical, dental and pharmacy. To say we were excited for the addition is an understatement. Two optometrists were granted fellowships to work with HEIW and Welsh Government, on workforce and contract reform projects.
Changes to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacists have been welcomed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).
To mark ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are celebrating the outstanding achievements of the women we have working in science.
A new report has looked at the support available to help NHS staff across Wales maintain their mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Working closely with partners across health and social care, Health Education and Improvement Wales is developing a primary and community care education and training framework for NHS Wales.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Raj Nirula, has been appointed as the Lead Associate Dean for SAS doctors in the UK by (COPMeD). Raj is the Associate Dean for Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors and dentists in Health Education and Improvement Wales.
We know that people working in a healthcare setting can sometimes witness or become involved in traumatic incidents, and that even when trained to deal with such incidents, they can still be affected by them.
Learning disability nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them achieve their wants needs and wishes in life – it can be a challenging and rewarding career.
The First Minister and Wales’ public service leaders have issued the following message to the people of Wales ahead of Christmas.
The second event hosted by the HEIW Simulation team will be held on 27 January 2021, 9.00 to 12.30
As part of the National Endoscopy Programme we are seeking to appoint our second cohort of enthusiastic and committed trainee Clinical Endoscopists to commence the next training programme in Spring 2021.
Here's is the winter 2020 issue of the Wales trainee newsletter, by guest editors Clinical Leadership Fellows Amarantha Fennell-Wells and Kate Richards.
The All Wales Healthcare Student PACT is a document which has been created to ensure student’s safe entry into practice learning environments in Wales during pandemic conditions.
Healthcare scientists span across 50+ disciplines and are involved in 80% of clinical diagnoses. They have been working tirelessly to support the Covid-19 work in many different ways.
Healthcare professionals in Wales can now choose to complete their continuing professional development (CPD) training through the medium of Welsh.
Learning disabilities nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them achieve their wants needs and wishes in life – it can be a challenging and rewarding career.
Trainers, technicians, management, administrators, lecturers, students, trainees and anyone else! The Welsh Simulation community is the most important stakeholder and voice to input into HEIW’s Simulation Team, and we need your help.
The HEIW simulation team has five Associate Deans for Simulation and Clinical skills, over the next few weeks we will be introducing them all.
Sarah Schumm is a Community Optometrist and currently, one of our Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows. To raise awareness of Disability History Month, Sarah has shared her experiences of volunteering with disabled children in her local community.