Welsh government invests £9m in new health and social care training academies

Swansea University

The Welsh government has announced £9m in funding to create new training academies designed to support the next generation of health and care leaders.

The three new Intensive Learning Academies (ILAs) will focus on a specialist are and target themes linked to transformation and develop management and leadership roles.

They are expected to deliver a range of executive education modules and courses, which will focus on applying skills on the ground.

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Announcing the news, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, said: “Transformation and new ways of working have never been more important following the COVID-19 pandemic. We have already seen over the last year how the response to the virus has brought the best out of our NHS and social care services, who have worked tirelessly to adapt and innovate throughout.

“We want to continue this momentum, with the new academies looking at new ways to improve patient experiences and outcomes, while also increasing innovation and sustainability in our health and care services.”

The three ILAs are the ‘Value-Based Health and Care Academy’ led by Swansea University; Bangor University’s ‘ALPHAcademy’, which will focus on prevention across health and social care; and the ‘All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care’ delivered by a partnership of Swansea University, Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and the Bevan Commission.

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