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Meeting the NHS workforce challenge – HEE launches Business Plan for 2019/20

2 September 2019

Health Education England (HEE) has set out how it will respond to the changing needs of the NHS and provide the workforce required now and in the future in its Business Plan for 2019/20 published today.

The business plan sets out how HEE will respond to the challenges facing the NHS outlined in the Long Term Plan and interim People Plan. 

HEE has outlined its plans to focus on three strategic long-term goals.

They are:

Future Workforce – delivering the future health and care workforce in sufficient numbers and with the skills the NHS needs through high quality education and training.

Current Workforce – developing and transforming current health and care staff to work effectively in new ways in response to new technologies and changing patient need.

Quality and Patient Safety – assuring and improving the quality of the learning environment to enhance the safety and wellbeing of current and future patients.

Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England said:

This Business Plan sets out how HEE is changing and responding to meet the needs of patients and their growing expectations of what the care system should deliver for them. 

“We will continue to work collaboratively, across the whole system, to create the right structures to support the delivery of the system-wide workforce plans required to help deliver the NHS’s Long Term Plan. We must also continue to transform the way people in the NHS train and work to ensure they’re ready to provide the very best care in the 21st century.

To view the business plan visit https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/HEE%20Business%20Plan%202019-20%20FINAL.pdf