Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for the health and social care workforce strategy: recruitment, retention and priorities for the professions

Morning, Thursday, 15th February 2018

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will bring together senior policymakers, NHS staff and further stakeholders to assess the future of the health and social care workforce in England.


Delegates will assess the next steps as Health Education England publishes a draft NHS workforce strategy to 2027 - and priorities going forward for improving recruitment and retention rates following Brexit.


The seminar 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 GP mental health and reducing burnout; and for the secondary care workforce, as NHS Providers identifies workforce concerns as the single biggest challenge facing trusts.


They will also examine key issues for social care, following the publication of CQC’s State of Care report, which argued for collaborative working and the further integration of services - and the future for public sector pay, following the announcement that the Government will fund pay awards for NHS staff on the Agenda for Change contract providing they are part of a deal with the unions to boost 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

Dr Helena McKeown

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

Guests of Honour

Dr Helena McKeown

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

Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Giles Denham

Director, Strategic Relationships, Health Education England

Keynote Speakers

Professor Derek Alderson

President, Royal College of Surgeons

Professor Mark Radford

Director of Nursing for Improvement, NHS Improvement

Susan Goldsmith

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, GMC

Professor Caroline MacEwen

Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Professor David Green

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Worcester

Sharon Allen

Chief Executive, Skills for Care

Dr Joanne Fillingham

Clinical Director, Allied Health Professionals, NHS Improvement

Chair

Eleanor Smith MP