Consultation on a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027: NHS Providers response
NHS Providers welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 on behalf of our members. Our response is informed by three key sources.
- Our report, There for us: a better future for the NHS workforce (There for us), published in November 2017. We drew on a year long dedicated programme of member engagement, alongside analysis of publically available data and evidence, to develop a comprehensive report looking at the key workforce challenges facing the sector and recommendations for how the government and national bodies could start to address these.
- Our written evidence to the 2018/19 pay rounds of the NHS Pay Review Body and the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration. This was informed by There for us, our regular member engagement, and a survey of HR Directors in November 2017. We have now also given oral evidence to both bodies.
- Engagement with trust leaders over the past three months – including chairs and chief executives and the March 2018 meeting of our HR Directors Network – specifically about the analysis, proposals, and questions in the workforce strategy consultation document.