The WHSF have 4 meetings a year, in January, April, July and November, which are usually held in Cardiff. Travel arrangements / accommodation is provided for those students who are required to travel in excess of two and half hours to attend meetings.
What can you expect at a meeting?
Meetings usually run from 10am to 4pm, with the agenda comprising of items that members have suggested along with items that WEDS includes to gain student insights/opinions on current work projects/developments. Typical agendas will include the following:
- Shared experience of student placements/learning
- CPD training/learning session
- WEDS developments/feedback
- Your say, open session for all members to raise anything!!
WHSF Members only - Register for a future meeting.
Every 2 years, the WHSF organises a WHSF conference open to all healthcare students. The agenda, based around a particular theme, includes renowned speakers and a choice of workshop sessions and is a great opportunity to really get to know the NHS you will be working for in the future.
The first conference entitled “Diversity” was held in 2013 and opened by the Welsh Health Minister for Health & Social Services. The conference included presentations on addiction and domestic abuse, along with a new speakers platform and a varied choice of workshop sessions. See WHSF - conference 2013.
The conference held in 2015 was themed “Do you know your NHS?” and allowed students to learn about the wide range of professions within NHS Wales. The conference was opened by the Welsh Deputy Minister for Health, and included a presentation from a Consultant Nurse in Breast Care, along with workshops on clinical engineering, the armed forces, multiple sclerosis expert patient and blood sciences. See WHSF - conference 2015.