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Make sure your voice is heard

20 July 2021

HEE has today launched its formal ‘Call for Evidence’ aimed at developing a shared understanding of the future of the health and care workforce. We want to hear from as many stakeholders and partners as possible, including people who need care and support, patients, carers, members of the workforce, as well as students and trainees. Please complete the survey today.

This Call for Evidence will support the development of a long-term strategic framework for health and social care workforce planning. This will review, renew and update the existing 15-year strategic framework for workforce planning, Framework 15. While Framework 15 focused on health only, this update will extend into social care, encompassing regulated professionals in social care for the first time.

Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health education England said:

“It’s really important that we hear from as many people as possible across the system to ensure we get this right. I would like to urge stakeholders, including patients, service users, carers and trainees to get involved to help inform the final framework. Make your voice is heard so that together, we can build a workforce with the right skills, knowledge and values for now and the future.”

Working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care and Skills for Care we will be looking at the insights and analysis from this Call for Evidence as well as wider evidence and information to ensure we get as detailed and broad a picture as possible of the future health and care workforce.

We will be running various virtual engagement events in future months to ensure all voices and expertise are heard. You can stay up to date with all engagement activity here.

This 'Call for Evidence' closes on 6 September 2021.

For more information or to get involved, please visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/long-term-strategic-framework-health-social-care-workforce-planning