Welcome to

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

In his July 2017 statement, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport set out his vision for a new organisation – Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

The establishment of HEIW will bring together the Wales Deanery; the Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE); and NHS Wales’s Workforce, Education and Development Services (WEDS).

The transferring organisations

Wales Deanery

About HEIW

The HEIW Programme will deliver a single body to support the development of our health workforce in Wales by 1 October 2018.

This new organisation will include:

  • education and training
  • planning
  • leadership
  • careers
  • improvement
  • widening access

The Programme team is supported by a group of people from across the organisations affected by the change and other Welsh public sector bodies who make up the nine workstreams. These workstreams report to the Programme Board. The Programme Board is chaired by the Senior Responsible Officer – Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive, NHS Wales.

For more information about the Programme or workstreams, please contact the Programme Team: