HEE to lead long-term health and social care workforce planning review


A Call for Evidence has been issued to support the development of a Long-Term Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning.

The programme is being led by Health Education England (HEE), in close collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care, Skills for Care and other key stakeholders across the social care and health sectors.

The Long-Term Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning will review, renew and update HEE’s Framework 15, published in 2014. The aim is to help ensure the sector has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to deliver world-leading clinical services and continued high standards of patient care. 

This work will examine the key drivers of workforce demand and supply over the longer term and will set out how they may impact upon the required shape of the future workforce, to help identify the main strategic choices.

The first stage will build on the engagement established as part of the NHS People Plan and develop an ongoing conversation with partners and stakeholders about long-term workforce planning for health and care.

A Call for Evidence has been issued, which is open to individuals and organisations. All are invited to get involved – from staff working within the service, to carers, service users, learners and organisations. HEE hopes to hear from as many stakeholders and partners as possible to help develop a shared understanding of the future.

A series of virtual engagement events will also be held during 2021-2022, details to be announced shortly.

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