Westminster Health Forum

The health and social care workforce in England: recruitment, retention and the impact of Brexit

Morning, Thursday, 15th February 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss key issues relating to the health and social care workforce in England. 


Sessions will assess the impact of Brexit on recruitment, retention rates, morale and leadership - and options going forward - as well as priorities for the professions in primary, secondary and social care, and Allied Health Professionals.


It takes place in the context of goals outlined in the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, the General Practice Forward View and AHPs into Action to improve knowledge sharing and service efficiency, as well as the introduction of ambitious targets for GP recruitment and creating medical training places.


Delegates will consider priorities for primary care - including the implementation of STPs and working in multi-disciplinary teams - and for the secondary care workforce, including demand for services, training and the strategy for developing the workforce.


They will also examine key issues for social care, the integration of services, and the future for public sector pay, following the Secretary of State’s announcement on the removal of the 1% cap on pay rises for NHS staff, with any future change being tied to productivity.


Further sessions examine priorities for Health Education England, and for training, skills and development; as well as regulation, safety and patient experience.



Guests of Honour

Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Giles Denham

Director, Strategic Relationships, Health Education England

Guests of Honour

Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Giles Denham

Director, Strategic Relationships, Health Education England

Keynote Speaker

Sharon Allen

Chief Executive, Skills for Care

Chair

Eleanor Smith MP

Speakers

Dr Helena McKeown

Policy Lead, Education, Training and Workforce, GP Trainees Subcommittee, GPC, and Deputy Chair, Representative Body, BMA

Professor David Green

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Worcester