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Special Edition Newsletter: Workforce Strategy Winter 2021

Here is our special edition Stakeholder Bulletin – Updating on our Workforce Strategy and our plans for the future.

Record investment and training opportunities as NHS Wales grows

A massive £260 million investment will boost training and help maximise the future health and care workforce in Wales.

Health Visitors Workforce Planning

This year has been an exciting one for the health visiting workstream, as work has progressed despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

HEIW Leadership and Succession team have won a prestigious award!

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have won the Gold award in the category of ‘Learning Technologies Team of the Year’, part of the 2021 Learning Technologies awards.

Mental Health Inpatient Programme adapts to suit those who need it most

The workstream consists of senior representatives from each Health Board across Wales. They follow an evidence-based approach to create robust methods, tools and techniques that will be used to determine appropriate nurse staffing levels within mental health inpatient wards. The tools that are devised by the work stream will enable Health Boards and Trusts to calculate the right number and skill mix of nursing staff required to provide effective care for patients on mental health inpatient wards, as well as contributing overall to A Healthier Wales.

A Plan to Help Protect the Planet

HEIW’s strategy sets out our organisation’s high-level aspirations and intentions to meet requirements, to call its staff, stakeholders, partners and suppliers to action, and to make positive changes now to achieve longer-term goals for Wales.

Allied Health Professions Programme Webinar

We are thrilled to be holding our next AHP Programme Webinar later this month. If you haven’t registered to join us yet then don’t worry you still can!

The New Welsh Levels of Care tool benefits District Nurses in Wales

Hello, my name is Jody Hill, and I am the District Nurse Project Lead for the All-Wales Nurse Staffing Programme at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

Virtual village created to explore different health and care careers

An innovative, fully bilingual online platform which showcases the wide range of career opportunities available across health and social care in Wales has just been launched.

HEIW's Pharmacy Team Shortlisted for an Award

A huge congratulations to Health Education and Improvement Wales’ (HEIW) Foundation Pharmacist Team who have been shortlisted for an award!

Consultant Clinical Scientists in NHS Wales

Consultation on the draft recommendations for Consultant Clinical Scientists in NHS Wales is now open.

The Journey of the Paediatric Work Scheme - A Reflection

As the second duty of the  Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 has recently been extended to paediatric inpatient wards, it’s a great opportunity to pause and reflect on all the fantastic work that the paediatric workstream and the stakeholders have been involved in.

New framework for nurses working within general practice

A general practice nurses (GPN’s) framework has been launched this week to provide consistency, structure, guidance and direction to registered general practice nurses and their employers. It gives advice about roles, skills and competencies that enable the highest standards of nursing practice at all levels of skill mix within a general practice team.

Imagine our world without Practice Managers

Skilled positions filled by staff with untapped potential has obvious drawbacks relating to performance, service delivery, efficiencies and more.  This position is by no means a reflection of our bastion of existing Practice Managers who are forward-thinking, resilient, highly skilled and knowledgeable and perform a role that many would shy away from.

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AHP Programme Manager's commitment to diversity showcased in new book

Health Education and Improvement Wales’ (HEIW) Allied Health Professions (AHP) Programme Manager has been celebrated in a new book showcasing the life stories of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic women.

Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) - A project leading improvement in patient safety

Kelly Jones is a pharmacist who completed her Silver IQT training with the QIST Team in April 2019. Kelly then went on to undertake a project, “Improving the process of medicines reconciliation in dementia patients at Neath Port Talbot Hospital”, which was submitted for marking and accreditation in October 2020

Our new NHS Wales General Management Graduate Scheme – 'class of 2021'

The induction for our two year work-based NHS Wales General Management Graduate Programme, developed by us, has commenced with all 21 graduates coming together at the University of South Wales for a 3 day in-person event.

HEIW named a 'Disability Confident' employer

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has been named ‘Disability Confident’ in recognition of their efforts to create an equal and inclusive working environment for all their employees

Review of the Perioperative Support Apprenticeship Framework

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

Appraisal Rebalanced - An Introduction to focusing on wellbeing

Following the success of the first bitesize session ‘ Introduction to coaching’, we are pleased to announce the next session in the series, ‘Appraisal Rebalanced’ - An Introduction to focusing on wellbeing.