Value-Based Health and Care Academy Brochure Spring 2021


Intensive Learning Academies in Wales The Value-Based Health and Care (VBHC) Academy at Swansea University is part of the Welsh Government Intensive Learning Academy (ILA) Programme. In A Healthier Wales , the long-term plan for Health and Social Care in Wales, Welsh Government committed to establish ILAs to support the professional capability and system leadership which is fit for the challenges for health and social care systems today and tomorrow.

The ILA Programme will enable Academies to be established by Welsh Universities with the expectation that they will act as hubs in priority policy or challenge areas. A ‘case based’ approach to learning and teaching will be used and creative thinking, grounded in practical learning will be encouraged. Education programmes will be informed by the latest research and evidence with experience shared across countries and sectors. Academies will offer master’s, doctoral and executive level education as well as masterclasses and symposia alongside research and consultancy in their areas of interest and all the Academies will collaborate on aligned content and learning through the ILA Programme.

We are delighted to be in the first wave of the ILA programme and to be working closely with our colleagues in the other two inaugural Academies:

· All Wales Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care (Swansea University, Cardiff University)

· Applied Learning for Preventative Health: ALPHAcademy (Bangor University) Located in Wales, one of a small number of health and care systems to lead the global adoption of Value-Based Health and Care, The VBHC Academy can call upon a global faculty and reach, drawing on international evidence and experience and attracting learners from many different sectors, regions and countries.

Are you eligible for VBHC Academy funding? Our grant funding from the Welsh Government ILA Programme allows us to offer several generous scholarships to professional learners from across Wales in Social Care, the NHS and Third Sector organisations for our different educational programmes. If you work within a health, social care or third sector organisation within Wales, you may be eligible to apply for VBHC Academy funding. Visit our dedicated funding page for latest funding updates and for more information on the funding application process.


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