Learning academies launched to help Wales’ health and care system meet the challenges of tomorrow

Three academies have been launched to support health and care services across Wales to develop leaders of the future.

The first three academies are:

  • The ‘Value-Based Health and Care Academy’ led by Swansea University
  • Bangor University’s ‘ALPHAcademy’ developed in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, 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.

Part of the Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and care –  A Healthier Wales – they aim to target themes linked to transformation, and aim to develop new insights and experience to help the next generation of leaders.

Each of the academies will deliver a range of education modules and courses, with a focus on applying skills in the real world, and building a network of graduates who can work together to make a difference to health and care in Wales.

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, 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.”

Courses are due to commence in September 2021, with more information on applications to be revealed in the coming months. More information on the new Academies can be found at: https://lshubwales.com/intensive-learning-academies-wales