Healthcare Education Group
The Healthcare Education Group (HEG) was established in 2001 as an advisory group of London Higher. It is a forum bringing together senior representatives from those higher education institutions (HEIs) in London that teach, train or conduct research in the healthcare professions. This includes nursing, midwifery, allied health professionals as well as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
The HEG is unique in bringing together these HEIs, and senior stakeholders from the health education sector, to discuss emerging issues in the delivery of world-class healthcare education, research and service delivery.
The HEG has a broader membership than London Medicine yet both groups have similar remits and often collaborate.
Terms of reference
The Healthcare Education Group undertakes horizon-scanning and high level strategic discussion. In particular the Group's objectives are to:
- monitor the health and healthcare environment in London
- identify potential opportunities and issues of shared concern for the HEG, discuss these and determine effective ways forward
- liaise with one another, and where appropriate outside bodies, to deliver timely interventions in line with the points above
- promote the educational excellence and regional, national and international contributions made by the HEG in the field of health and healthcare
There are 19 HEIs in London delivering teaching, training and research in healthcare disciplines, each of these is represented on the HEG.
The Group is Chaired by Professor Fiona Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University London & St George's, University of London.