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How we delivered on our mandate and business plan priorities

HEE played a critical role in developing We are the NHS: People Plan 2020-21 - action for us all, published in July 2020.

We delivered our mandate and business plan priorities:

  • We added another 11,800 nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional clinical training placements
  • Helped deliver a record 32% rise in student nurse applications
  • Recruited a record 3,793 GP trainees
  • Expanded Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training places by 25%
  • Invested £5.6m in a new blended nursing degree
  • Surpassed our target with 1,459 Physicians Associates completing training
  • Still recruited over 2,500 new Nursing Associates despite the pandemic
  • Increased midwifery training places by over 600
  • Led the development of the first ever consistent Multiprofessional NHS Patient Safety Syllabus
  • Increased clinical pharmacists in primary care training by 43%
  • Commissioned around 6,000 new multi-disciplinary training places to deliver the mental health workforce plan
  • Over 36,000 learners responded to our largest ever national education and training survey