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A dental nurse showing a child how to brush her teeth and a doctor taking a man's blood pressureAbout us

Health Education England, Wessex is responsible for the planning, development and education and training of the healthcare and public health workforce across Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and South Wiltshire. We are also responsible for medical training for the States of Jersey and GP appraisal for Jersey and Guernsey.Click to see our Trainee Prospectus (pdf)

Wessex is part of the south region's Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) based on the four regional LETBs. LETBs are sub-committees of a new national organisation Health Education England (HEE). Local Education Training Boards take on some of the workforce responsibilities that were previously managed by Strategic Health Authorities.

We are responsible for the management of postgraduate medical and dental education of 2,500 trainees working in 13 NHS Trusts and in more than 140 GP practices. We have strong links with University of Southampton School of Medicine, plus Winchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth universities.

Excellent healthcare depends on a caring, compassionate highly skilled and educated workforce working in a supportive culture.

It is our responsibility to ensure that the NHS and all healthcare providers across the private, voluntary and independent sector in our region have the right people, with the right skills at the right time. Our job is to ensure that students and trainees are equipped to meet future challenges and to support employers developing their own workforces today.

We also support building a workforce that contributes to improving health outcomes for everybody in Wessex, so that no matter where we live we have the same chances of a long and healthy life.

For more information about Health Education in the Wessex region click here


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