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About us

We are Health Education England. Working across Wessex, we are responsible for the education, training and workforce planning for all NHS staff.

HEE is here to improve the quality of healthcare for the people and patients of England through education, training and lifelong development of staff. Working across Wessex, we aim to provide high quality education and training to all health professionals including the next generation of doctors, dentists and nurses across the area. To do this effectively and to ensure the best possible outcomes and experience for patients and people, we work closely with local healthcare providers and key stakeholders so that our work is driven by patient needs.

We are custodians of the NHS Constitution and promote the NHS values. Our vision is to provide the right workforce, with the right skills and values, in the right place at the right time to better meet the needs and wants of patients – now and in the future.

Our area:

Our geography spans across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and South Wiltshire.

⇒ 2.8 million people
⇒ 52,500 people working for the NHS and in primary care
⇒ 36,000 people working in social care
⇒ 13 NHS Trusts
⇒ 333 GP practices
⇒ 8 Local Authorities
⇒ Education and Training commissioned from 13 universities
⇒ Around 1,400 students start every year on programmes leading to registered professions including nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions, and healthcare science
⇒ 2,400 doctors in training
Annual budget of £195 million.

Find out more about HEE and the other areas we cover across England.

Contact us

Health Education England, Wessex Local Team
Southern House
Otterbourne
Winchester
Hampshire, SO21 2RU

Contact us

Our governance

Working across Wessex, we have a stakeholder committee that reports into our Local Education and Training Board, which in turn reports into the HEE Board.

Our governance

Our leaders

At HEE, we work nationally and locally. You can view our overarching structure on the HEE page. Locally, we are led by our Local Director, Ruth Monger, who works with Postgraduate Dean, Peter Hockey and our Senior Management Team. We also have our local Board and Stakeholder Council.

Our leaders