• Choosing Wales for your medical career means superb facilities, an innovative health service, a supportive environment and well-organised training schemes

    This is Wales. Train. Work. Live.
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    Join us

    Running over 50 specialty training programmes, we take pride in providing excellence and innovation in medical and dental postgraduate training to ensure quality care and patient safety in Wales.

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  • Dental Postgraduate Training and Education in Wales

    Dental Postgraduate Training and Education in Wales

    The dental postgraduate section supports postgraduate education and training for the whole dental workforce in Wales

    Dental Postgraduate Training & Education
  • Revalidation Support Unit

    Revalidation Support Unit

    The overall purpose of the Revalidation Support Unit (RSU) is to support and improve professional standards through revalidation, appraisal and CPD.

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  • General Practice Specialty Training

    General Practice Specialty Training

    Wales offers unparalleled variety in local environments giving you the opportunity to choose from a life in a bustling city centre to rural communities with spectacular views to life by the sea.

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  • Education Contract

    Education Contract

    The Wales Deanery have introduced a pioneering Education Contract which means that junior doctors in Wales will be the first in the UK to get ring-fenced time for learning written into their working week.

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  • 2016 GMC National Training Surveys

    2016 GMC National Training Surveys

    The GMC National Training Surveys for 2016 ran from 22/03 – 11/05. The annual surveys provide an opportunity for trainees & trainers to provide feedback on the training environment in which they work.

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The Wales Deanery / WCPPE is now part of Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

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). 

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.

Our mission  |  Why choose the Wales Deanery 

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Health Education & Improvement Wales (HEIW)

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Our Specialties

Running over 50 specialty training programmes, we take pride in providing excellence and innovation in medical and dental postgraduate training to ensure quality care and patient safety in Wales.

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The Wales Deanery takes pride in fostering an inclusive and supportive culture for both its staff and its trainees. We have comprehensive processes for dealing with doctors in difficulty, the overall satisfaction of trainees in Wales is the best in the UK, and many training concerns are resolved before impact on patient safety, as a result of our risk based and escalated approach to trainee concerns and our visiting process.

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Latest events




4th & 5th October, Olympia, London. Further details and registration to this event can be found here.  This careers event will provide an...




Friday 11 October 2019, Public Health Wales, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, 9.30am - 15.30pm  This free career taster day is being hosted by Public Health...




The Friars, Royal Gwent Hospital, 12noon to 2pm. This local careers fair will be an opportunity for sixth formers and foundation doctors to meet with...

Latest news

The latest edition of the newsletter providing information on CPD opportunities for trainers is available here.  If you...
HEIW, in collaboration with the GMC, is hosting the 2019 Quality Conference on Monday, 11th March 2019.   Click here to...
We are delighted to announce the launch of the All-Wales Medical Trainer Agreement. Five years to the day since the...

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