From Syria to Wales: Dr Thaier Alhusain shares experience as a refugee doctor


Since 2002 the Wales Asylum Seeking and Refugee Doctors group (WARD) has been providing newly arrived asylum seeking and refugee doctors the opportunity to revalidate their qualifications, thus enabling them to develop and apply their skills within the NHS in Wales.The group is part of Displaced People in Action (DPIA), a registered charity that helps displaced people settle into their new lives in Wales.

Swansea University Medical School is addressing the shortage of Diabetes Specialist Nurses in NHS


Over three and a half million people in the UK are currently living with diabetes, and as that number continues to increase, the role of the diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) is becoming increasingly important. Swansea University Medical School is responding to this training gap with an innovative new distance learning Master’s course.

Swansea University Medical School to Establish a New Health Informatics Education Hub in the Silicon Valley of India


Swansea University Medical School and St John’s Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly establish an education hub specialising in health informatics at the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore.

Swansea University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with St John’s Research Institute’s Division of Medical Informatics, a part of St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.

‘Team J.A.C.K.S’: Challenge Complete!


In the final instalment of Team J.A.C.K.S' Step Count Challenge blog, Jimmy Man, Finance Assistant at the Wales Deanery, reveals whether the team reached their target.

For eight weeks, myself, Angharad Davies, Carolyn Evans, Kaye Walters and Sophie Miller were trying to walk or run as much as we could. It stemmed from an email that came from Cardiff University who were putting teams forward to compete against other organisations in the UK as part of the Step Count Challenge.

NHS 70th Celebrations Marked at Medical School with Graduation of First Physician Associate Students


Swansea University Medical School is marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS by celebrating the graduation of its very first Physician Associate students.

Physician Associates are a new role which is seen as a key part of modernising the NHS workforce.

‘Team J.A.C.K.S’: Reaching the Target


Carolyn Evans, SAS Support Officer at the Wales Deanery, tells us why she decided to take part in the Step Count Challenge and how she’s found the experience.

What do you hope to achieve from the Step Count Challenge?

To be encouraged to get more active, which should hopefully lead to me being a bit fitter.  A bit of weight loss would be a bonus!  I also enjoy a challenge, and it would be great to have more steps registered on my Fitbit App and be higher up the leader board than my friends.

‘My reflection on receiving Wales Deanery BEST Award 2017, Innovation in Education’ by Dr Louise Cook


Dr Louise Cook is an Associate Specialist in Sexual Health at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and recipient of the Wales Deanery BEST Award 2017 for ‘Staff and Associate Specialist Award for Innovation in Education’.

“We are delighted to let you know that you have been nominated for the Wales Deanery BEST/BSAS Award 2017.”

Last autumn, I remember reading the flyer promoting the Wales Deanery BEST Awards and can recall wondering what a trainer would need to have accomplished to be considered for such an award.

‘Team J.A.C.K.S’: Step Count Challenge Update


As Team J.A.C.K.S get closer to completing the Step Count Challenge, we hear from team member Angharad Davies, Regional Information Officer at the Wales Deanery.

What do you hope to achieve from the Step Count Challenge?

To become more active and raise as much money as I can for our three nominated charities which are Cancer Research Wales, Mind and Friends of the Dogs.

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