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Health Education Thames Valley

We are the Local Education and Training Board (LETB) for the Thames Valley covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire. We are the local body responsible for planning the availability of all NHS healthcare staff across the Thames Valley. We are responsible for ensuring high quality education and training for doctors, dentists, nurses and all health professionals. We provide the right staff, in the right numbers, with the right skills, qualities and values to deliver great patient care.

Our vision is to ensure the delivery of effective workforce planning and excellent education and training to develop a highly capable, flexible and motivated workforce that delivers improvements in health for the population of Thames Valley.

Latest News

Inaugural Southern Nursing Summit Success

Around 80 people attended the first ever South of England Nursing Workforce Summit on Thursday, held in collaboration between NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) at the Madejski Stadium, Reading. The event was hosted to consider current difficulties in recruiting and retaining the nursing workforce, to share good practice and work collectively across the […]

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Postgrad Dean awarded highest Public Health accolade

Lead Postgraduate Dean for Public Health Dr Michael Bannon has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health – the highest honour the faculty can bestow. Dr Bannon (left) covers the Thames Valley area and has worked with Public Health since 2005; his remit has included workforce planning, helping education committees with […]

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Former nurses heading back to the wards

A total of 22 former NHS nurses have graduated from the Return to Practice course at Oxford Brookes University to get back into the profession in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. Certificates were awarded to attending graduates from the 2014-15 academic year last week at a special celebration event held at the university. Of […]

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