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

This new body will include:

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

David Pritchard, Programme Director, Welsh Government leads the team. Alongside David are Catrin Dowling (HR Lead), Becks Hawkins (Programme Manager) and Zoe Elston, Tania Jeynes and Wendy Burris who manage the workstreams.

Staff Engagement Event - September 2017 

Watch Andrew Goodall and Vaughan Gething AM address the staff event (external link) 

From 1 October, Dr Chris Jones will be appointed as the interim Chair, to guide the transition to the new body.

The Programme team is supported by a group of people from across the bodies 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:  


Telephone: 0300 025 0172

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