The Welsh Institute of Women’s Health (WIWH) was established in 2008 in order to promote teaching and education in all areas of women’s health. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, the Institute has developed a respected and popular training programme in many important areas, which will help delivery of healthcare, now and in the future, by a wide range of health professionals. The Institute was set up and developed by a group of enthusiastic Consultants at the University Hospital of Wales and since January 2014 is a registered Charity in England and Wales. It has developed strong links with several educational bodies and hosts regular educational training days across several specialities. To view the Charity’s constitution click on the link; WIWH charity-constitution.
WIWH Charitable Objectives
The objects of the CIO are:
FOR THE PUBLIC BENEIFT, TO RELIEVE SICKNESS AND PROMOTE AND PRESERVE GOOD HEALTH, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY:
(A) THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO THE PUBLIC AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN ALL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE RELATED TO WOMEN;
(B) THE PROMOTION AND SUPPORT OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, VALUES AND INTERESTS; AND
(C) THE DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND GOOD PRACTICE IN THE FIELD OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
WIWH activities include:
- Promoting awareness and excellence in the delivery of health care related to women amongst professional groups including Hospital and Primary Care medical practitioners, nurses and midwives and allied health professionals;
- Disseminating the principles of good practice as defined by Professional bodies such as the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Allied Health Professional Council by electronic or printed means;
- Raising awareness in all aspects of health care related to women;
- Organising meetings related to women’s health for established professionals and those in training bringing General Practitioners and hospital-based clinicians, nurses and midwives and allied health professionals together;
- Interaction with any related patient support groups to promote women’s health;
- Acting as a link between industry and health professionals to promote and develop women’s health issues; and
- Offering bursaries or scholarships, where appropriate and subject to available funds, to further the objects of the Charity.