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New NHS organisation delivers boost to learning for health staff across Wales

Monday September 24th, 2018

To mark the official launch of a new body to deliver education and training for the NHS workforce in Wales, Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced an extra £10million funding boost for online training.Government Opportunities

Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW) is officially launched today (Monday 24 September , and brings together the Wales Deanery, the Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education and NHS Wales’ Workforce, Education and Development Services to provide a single approach to commissioning, planning and developing the education and training of the NHS workforce.

HEIW will provide continual learning opportunities, which will be critical to responding to technological advances in the health sector. It will also be responsible for workforce planning and promoting NHS careers.

Approximately £10million will be invested in the NHS Wales e-library over three years, which provides learning materials for all NHS Wales staff, including access to e-journals, research papers and other cutting edge information.

The Health Secretary said:

“We’ve set out our long-term plan to transform the health service, bringing services closer to home and moving from a reliance on hospitals. Having a strong and sustainable workforce is vital to driving this transformation, and is one of the key reasons we are launching HEIW today.

HEIW will help nurture and grow the people and organisations that will deliver the next stage of development of our NHS and in turn will deliver better services for the people of Wales.”

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