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Patient representatives needed to help choose future training providers

We are looking to recruit patient representatives to help us decide which universities should be awarded contracts to deliver heath care education.  Universities in Wales will be asked to bid for these contracts, explaining to us why they think they are the best education providers to train our future nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, audiologists, paramedics etc.  

Congratulations to Kirstie Moons on her appointment as HEIW Postgraduate Dental Dean

I am delighted to announce, that following a competitive recruitment process, we have appointed Kirstie Moons as HEIW Postgraduate Dental Dean.

Congratulations to NHS Wales Library Service for Team of the Year award

The NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Service has been jointly awarded CILIP Cymru Wales Team of the Year 2020.

Carly Powell
Carly Powell
Life with a hidden disability - Disability History Month

Carly Powell, a Project Officer here at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) tells us about her experiences of life with a hidden disability.

Emyr Meek
Emyr Meek
Dentistry graduate awarded first place in inaugural prize

A dental foundation trainee has become the first ever winner of the College of General Dentistry and Dental Society of Wales - Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol Art & Science of Dentistry Prize for dental students in Wales.

HEIW response to The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Medical Workforce Census Report

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) welcomes the recent (Medical Workforce Census report 2020).  

Record funding of £227m announced to expand NHS Wales workforce

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has announced record funding of over £227m to expand health professional workforce training places in Wales, an increase of over £16m from last year.

Preparing for consultant applications and interviews online course

For the first time the ‘Preparation for Consultant’ course will be run virtually on Wednesday 20 January 2021 and Wednesday 3 February 2021 between 09:30 and 13:00, you will need to attend both dates.

Learning Disability Nurse Series – Carrie Thomas shares her career experiences

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.

HEIW shortlisted for Pharmacy Awards

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) submitted an application for an award in the Chemist and Druggist annual awards ceremony. We are so proud to announce that we were shortlisted for the category ‘Training and Development’.

HEIW supports the delivery of first dental training unit in north Wales

North Wales will soon be having its very own dental training unit thanks to a collaboration between Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and Welsh Government.

Becoming a Learning Disability Nurse in Wales – hear from Paula Hopes on her unique role

For the next four weeks we will be hearing from four of our highly dedicated disability nurses, based in various Health Boards here in Wales…

HEIW announced Winners of Learning Technologies Awards 2020

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) were thrilled to be announced winners of the gold award for ‘Best UK digital transformation of a training programme in response to COVID-19’.

Kate Richards, our new Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow at HEIW tells us why Wales is for her!

My name is Kate and I started working in Wales this year, following successful recruitment to the Welsh Clinical Leaderships Fellows, based in HEIW. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my experiences with you and I hope that by the end of this piece, you will understand why this is important to me

The New-born and Infant Physical Examination Programme Cymru (NIPEC) Survey

NIPEC Project Board was set up in 2019 by the Welsh Government to develop a consistent approach for all health professionals undertaking newborn examinations within 72 hours of birth or between 6-8 weeks of age. The board are distributing a survey that will provide the first baseline data for Wales on the number of practitioners and the skill mix of those involved in conducting newborn and infant physical examinations.

Record number of GPs training in Wales in 2020

GP recruitment figures in Wales have reached record numbers for the third year running.

International Men's Day

Men are still less likely to discuss or seek help for their mental health problems.

HEIW helps Gender Identity Specialist conference go ahead during pandemic

After facing cancellation due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has supported the British Association for Gender Identity Specialist (BAGIS) to hold their education conference.

Mental health and me – by Matt Smith

This Men’s Mental Health month, we want to challenge stigma, especially around men and depression. Read how Matt Smith, a former colleague here at HEIW, sought help for his depression and how he now manages day to day.

HEIW's response to RPS's new consultant pharmacist credentialing programme

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) welcomes the new UK guidance which sets out the skills and experience required to become consultant pharmacists.