Powys Health and Care Academy
The Academy is part of a Wales-wide initiative to increase local access to education, training and development across the health and social care sector. Our job is specifically focused on the workforce in Powys.
The ambition is for it to support the sector to be among the top choices for those entering or returning to the jobs market in the county, and for it to become an exemplar provider of rural professional and clinical education through both its physical and virtual spaces.
The Academy will also support the development of our leaders and the workforce, including volunteers and unpaid carers, who deliver exemplary innovative models of care to our citizens in a timely and effective way.
This will build a strong reputation of applied study across all health and social care specialities, giving learners the opportunities to gain professional and clinical skills and expertise in modern simulation environments, whilst studying alongside other multi-disciplinary teams and professionals, embedding peer support and collaborative working.
The Academy's physical spaces are going to be based on a 'hub and spoke' model.
There will be main sites, or hub sites, at Bronllys Hospital, and on the planned North Powys Wellbeing Campus, in the centre of Newtown. And satellite sites, or spoke sites, at other locations across Powys, depending on where a need is identified.