HEIW was established on 1st October 2018. It is a special health authority within NHS Wales created by bringing together three key organisations for health – the Wales Deanery, NHS Wales’ Workforce Education and Development Services (WEDS), and the Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE).

Note that email addresses that were cardiff.ac.uk have now changed to new wales.nhs.uk ones, such as Amanda Farrow’s (HOS) and Liz Shepherd (Specialty Manager).  The contacts page has been updated.

Sitting alongside health boards and trusts, HEIW has a leading role in the education, training, development and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales. Its key functions include: education and training, workforce development and modernisation, leadership development, strategic workforce planning, workforce intelligence, careers, and widening access.

See https://www.walesdeanery.org/ for more information.