Speaking at the NHS Providers annual conference, the health secretary announced a number of workforce-related measures that focus on flexible working, career progression, leadership and doctors in training.
- Development of a ‘skills escalator’ to progress staff through entry-level apprenticeships to a nursing degree apprenticeship.
- A requirement that, by the end of 2017, all trusts must be meeting the best practice on e-rostering, as outlined in NHS Improvement’s best practice guide.
- A new programme and review to encourage more clinicians to go into senior managerial roles.
- A major review of the assessment and appraisal process for junior doctors, to make it simpler and more helpful.