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Health Education England to invest 10 million to expand the NHS & care workforce.

7 July 2020

HEE today announces £10 million to help support the growth of the clinical workforce. This money will go directly towards expanding the number of placements for people studying nursing, midwifery and selected allied health professions, helping us to reach the NHS manifesto and Long Term Plan goal of delivering an additional 50,000 nurses.

Delivering the future health and care workforce in sufficient numbers and with the skills needed through high quality education and training is one of our key objectives. Wide ranging placements across the health and care spectrum give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained at university in learning key skills and achieve the required competencies so they can eventually register in their chosen profession, and provide the best possible care.

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said:

“This is fantastic news in support of expanding healthcare workforce in collaboration with Universities. These additional placements will expand the pipeline of our future workforce, meaning more healthcare professionals across health and social care system. We will be working directly with Universities, the NHS and other system providers to ensure the placements are provided in those areas of most need across the country.”

NHS Systems and Service providers including social care, general practice and other providers can bid for this money up to July 17 to allow them to support Universities to expand their clinical course places placements and give prospective students a wide as possible experience in health and social care, which in turn will attract more students to their healthcare courses.

Further information on how to bid can be found here.