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Earlier this year HEE launched a Commission on the wellbeing and mental health of staff and learners in the NHS. In its first phase, the Commission has reviewed the published literature around workplace wellbeing for students, apprentices and trainees who will form the future NHS workforce, and for the people who are already part of that workforce.
The Commission wants to hear directly from individuals and organisations with the knowledge and experience to inform our thinking and to help us develop recommendations for improvement that will be published as part of the Commission report.
We want to hear from the whole range of stakeholders in the NHS workforce including students and learners, staff, educational and professional bodies, employers, patients and the public about the challenges within the system and find examples of good practice.
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The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff, a report on the future of the health and care workforce has concluded.
Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 is a whole national system consultation document, produced by Health Education England with content from NHS England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England, the Care Quality Commission, National Institute for Clinical Excellence and Department of Health.
The draft strategy takes an uncompromising look at the challenges faced by the health and care system, charting the growth in the NHS workforce over the last five years while setting out the critical workforce challenges that will be faced over the next decade.
The strategy is a draft document with a number of areas that will now be consulted upon widely over the coming months and a final report will be produced next July to coincide with the NHS 70 anniversary as the first comprehensive health and care workforce strategy in over 25 years.
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Today Health Education England (HEE) has published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – a health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027. Attached you will find our on the day briefing summarising the key announcements.
This is a draft version of the workforce strategy and is now open for consultation until Friday 23 March 2018. Regional meetings and webinars will be offered by HEE among other ways to contribute. We will submit a formal response and will engage with you on this in the New Year. The final version of the strategy will then be published in July 2018.
In the meantime, if you have any initial views on the draft strategy or on the questions that HEE plans to consult on, please do get in touch as we would be very happy to receive your input. To share your views please contact Paul Myatt, policy advisor (workforce) Paul.Myatt@nhsproviders.org. Alternatively you can respond directly to: consultation.hee.nhs.uk.
In order to respond to rising and changing demand in health care for the UK population, new roles are being introduced, and others extended, within NHS multidisciplinary teams.
Four of these new roles can be grouped under the heading of medical associate professions. These are:
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The Department of Health is currently running a 12-week consultation which will result in the biggest reform of the professional regulatory system across health and social care.
The proposals in the consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation could affect how employers determine the suitability and fitness to practise of healthcare professionals in their workforce.
The proposals which will impact employers include:
It is important that this consultation helps develop a modern system of healthcare regulation which can meet the demands of a rapidly changing health and social care landscape.
NHS Employers will be preparing a collective response to the consultation on behalf of employers. If you would like your feedback to be considered for inclusion in our response, you can respond in either of the following ways:
We would be interested to hear your views on what works in the current system, what are the challenges and whether the proposals outlined in the consultation paper will address some of these issues. If not, what other considerations do you think should be taken into account?
We would also urge employers to provide feedback directly to the Department of Health by 23 January 2018.
Do you have views on how healthcare regulation should be reformed? Take 10 minutes to inform our response to the Department of Health consultation on the changes required to support workforce development and public protection.
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