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Health Education

South West

We are the Local Education and Training Board for the South West and part of Health Education England. Our vision is that people in the South West will experience the very best care from staff who receive excellent training and development.


Latest News

Improving end-of-life care

A new training programme for nurses and healthcare support workers is aiming to help improve the quality of end-of-life care for people in Torbay and southern Devon. The scheme is being run by Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust with the support of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and funded with a […]

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Returning to nursing has never been easier

There has never been a better time for people who have worked as registered nurses in the past to return to practice. Potential returnees to nursing in the south west are recruited directly by hospitals and other healthcare providers and attend a refresher course at either Plymouth University or University of West of England. To […]

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Shape of Caring Review – engagement phase now underway

The Shape of Caring Review makes recommendations for changes to education and training that will help to meet future patient needs. Commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), it is a framework to encourage debate on a number of high profile issues relating to the education and […]

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