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Work for us

Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.

Welcome from our Chief Executive

Ian Cumming was appointed Chief Executive of Health Education England (HEE) in 2012. HEE has an annual budget of £5bn which it spends on the education, training and development of the current and future health and healthcare workforce in England including commissioning undergraduate and postgraduate education, workforce planning, and lifelong learning. HEEs role is to transform the delivery of healthcare by focusing on the workforce. Ian was one of the co-authors of the 2015 NHS Five Year Forward View which provides a strategic framework for continuing to improve the quality of care and efficiency of the NHS over the period to 2020. Alongside this, HEE has recently published its own 15-year vision for the needs of patients and how the workforce needs to change to meet these needs. 

Sir David Behan was appointed as Chair of Health Education England in December 2018. He provides strategic leadership and ensures proper governance for the Board. 

Our values

The NHS belongs to the people and is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves - patients and public - and the staff who work for it. This is called the NHS Constitution for England.

HEE's values are those of the NHS Constitution.  They are: 

  • Working together for patients  
  • Compassion 
  • Respect and dignity 
  • Improving lives 
  • Commitment to quality of care 
  • Everyone counts 

Values Week is taking place from 15-18 July. It aims to give staff internally and externally a better understanding of the NHS Constitution and values, encouraging staff to bring the values to life through their day-to-day behaviours. 

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