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26/02/2021
Update on Welsh Language comments

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.

 

Ophthalmologist test
Ophthalmologist test
22/02/2021
Guest Blog – Sarah Schumm, Clinical Fellow, Optometry

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.

18/02/2021
HEIW ahead of the curve on pharmacy education reform

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).

Scientist holding a test tube.
Scientist holding a test tube.
10/02/2021
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

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.

Drawing of NHS workers
Drawing of NHS workers
04/02/2021
Supporting HEIW staff wellbeing through Covid-19

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.

26/01/2021
Blog: Our vision for the primary and community care workforce in Wales

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.

07/01/2021
New Lead Associate Dean for the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD)

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.

Close up of a man
Close up of a man
05/01/2021
Providing trauma aware support to healthcare professionals

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.

30/12/2020
Learning Disability Nurse Series – Nichaela Jones, Head of Nursing for Learning Disability services in North Wales

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.

Parents videocalling son and daughter
Parents videocalling son and daughter
23/12/2020
Keep safe over the holidays

The First Minister and Wales’ public service leaders have issued the following message to the people of Wales ahead of Christmas.

Simulation team
Simulation team
21/12/2020
Simulation Faculty Development in Wales

The second event hosted by the HEIW Simulation team will be held on 27 January 2021, 9.00 to 12.30 

Surgeons
Surgeons
18/12/2020
NHS Wales Clinical Endoscopist Training Programme

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. 

Drawing of letters
Drawing of letters
16/12/2020
Trainee Newsletter - Winter 2020

Here's is the winter 2020 issue of the Wales trainee newsletter, by guest editors Clinical Leadership Fellows Amarantha Fennell-Wells and Kate Richards.  

PACT logo
PACT logo
16/12/2020
PACT: Supporting healthcare students' safe entry into practice learning environments during pandemic conditions

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. 

16/12/2020
The vital role of healthcare scientists during the Covid-19 pandemic

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.

A healthcare professional using an iPad
A healthcare professional using an iPad
16/12/2020
Healthcare professionals in Wales can now complete CPD through the medium of Welsh

Healthcare professionals in Wales can now choose to complete their continuing professional development (CPD) training through the medium of Welsh.

15/12/2020
Learning Disabilities Nursing Series - Meet Star Moyo, a former Learning Disabilities Nurse

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.
 

Simulation team
Simulation team
14/12/2020
Calling all colleagues involved in simulation right across Wales

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.

Sara Catrin
Sara Catrin
14/12/2020
Want to know more about the HEIW Simulation Team?

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
Sarah Schumm
14/12/2020
Mentoring national champions - Disability History Month

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.