Challenging Thinking and Practice at the Health Education and Improvement Wales Conference


The Bevan Commission was pleased to support Health Education and Improvement Wales’ conference ‘Sharing Training Excellence in Medical Education’ (STEME).

The two day conference focused on Learning and Working Together, and was aimed at professionals who support undergraduate students in medical schools, including doctors, clinical supervisors and educational supervisors.

Director Helen Howson was delighted to be asked to share her thoughts on ‘Challenging Thinking and Practice in Wales’ at the event and to raise understanding of the work of the Bevan Commission to sustain health and care for the future.

She said, “The STEME conference was a great opportunity for the Bevan Commission to share its unique role and thinking with clinical trainers across Wales who have a crucial role in preparing clinical leaders ‘fit for the future’.

“Our Bevan Exemplars and Bevan Fellows complement this by providing a dynamic learning opportunity, challenging and shaping new ideas, and more transformative ways of working across Wales.”

The conference was delivered by HEIW in partnership with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and Swansea University Medical School.

Over two days at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, delegates also heard from a number of experts from Welsh Government, the General Medical Council, 1000 Lives Improvement, local health boards and NHS Education for Scotland.