A new workforce strategy for health in England
Late in 2017, Jeremy Hunt announced the first comprehensive workforce strategy for health in England, something the RCN had called for. We submitted a comprehensive response to the workforce strategy consultation ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ run by HEE. We set out that a real workforce strategy needs a whole-system approach, that sets out what is required by way of workforce, based on population needs, what levers will be used, and how implementation of a strategy will be supported. We called for a real whole system approach that looks beyond the health arms-length bodies to co-develop a meaningful strategy. Government is expected to release the strategy for the 70th birthday of the NHS in July.
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