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The Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has today announced over £9m in funding to create new academies designed to support the next generation of leaders within Wales’ health and care sector.

First published:
11 March 2021
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Each academy has been developed in partnership with consortia led by Welsh Universities, who will match fund Welsh Government funding. 

The three academies which will be the first of their kind 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
  • 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

The new Intensive Learning Academies (ILAs) support the Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and care -  A Healthier Wales. Each academy will focus on a specialist area and will target themes linked to transformation and develop management and leadership roles. They will deliver a range of executive education modules and courses, which will focus on applying skills on the ground.

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.