According to The Kings Fund, workforce-related problems are now the biggest threat to the NHS. NHS staff vacancies have risen by over 15% in the past year and will reach over 350,000 by 2030. Resultantly, 25% of doctors feel burnt out and 70% of junior doctors are working on under-staffed
This wealth of workforce crises must be tackled. In aiming to do so, the January 2019 NHS Long Term Plan vows to provide NHS trusts with the staff backing that they need by expanding the number of workers and building a more supportive culture via a comprehensive New Workforce Implementation Plan. This plan will operate in partnership with Health Education England to establish a National Workforce Group to support Local Workforce Action Boards in promoting staff well-being and workforce transformation. It also
In November 2018, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock announced the NHS Violence Reduction Strategy,
The additional £20 billion of funding directed towards the NHS in the October 2018 Autumn Budget provides a real opportunity to ensure that strategic policy successfully resolves the NHS’s workforce crises. However, given the worsening nature and range of these issues, funding alone cannot solve everything. NHS workers must come together to co-ordinate a strategy and disseminate best practice for the sake of both NHS staff and patients.
This Forum will provide an opportunity to explore the threat posed to healthcare provision by a range of NHS workforce challenges and
This Forum will bring together leaders from across the NHS and Health Sector. Typical job titles will include:
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