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Long-Term Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

In July 2021, HEE was commissioned to work with our partners and review long term strategic trends for the health and social care workforce.

The Long-Term Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning will review, renew and update HEE’s Framework 15 published in 2014, to help ensure we have the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to deliver world leading clinical services and continued high standards of patient care.

For the first time ever, the framework will also include registered professionals working in social care, like nurses and occupational therapists.

The work will look at the key drivers of workforce demand and supply over the longer term and will set out how they may impact upon the required shape of the future workforce, to help identify the main strategic choices.

HEE is leading this programme of work in close collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care, Skills for Care and key stakeholders across the health and social care sectors.

Design and development

The first stage will build on the engagement established as part of the NHS People Plan and develop an ongoing conversation with partners and stakeholders about long term workforce planning for health and care.

HEE is currently undertaking a Call for Evidence to identify the factors that may have the greatest impact on demand for the health and social care sector over the next fifteen years, and what this means for the workforce supply, to support patients and the population of the future. We will work closely with partners, including DHSC, NHS England and Improvement and Skills for Care, to ensure all voices and expertise are heard.

A series of virtual engagement events will be held during 2021-2022, details to be announced shortly.

Call for Evidence – get involved

We are urging patients, service users, carers, learners, staff and organisations to get involved in our Call for Evidence which is running from 20 July to 6 September. Please make your voice heard by visiting: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/strategic-framework-call-for-evidence-2021-factor-specif

As we prepare for #NHS100, patients and service users deserve nothing less than safe, high quality, cutting edge, compassionate care delivered by highly trained staff in the right place at the right time. Help us make that happen.

A Microsoft Word/PDF version of the online questions is available for individual stakeholders and/or organisations who are co-ordinating views from a number of members. If you would like a copy, please contact strategicframework@hee.nhs.uk.

If you have any other questions related to the Call for Evidence please email strategicframework@hee.nhs.uk.



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