In December 2017, Health Education England (HEE) published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 and launched a consultation to inform the development of a health and care workforce strategy.
Whilst the HEE consultation is now closed there is still the opportunity to submit views on the Skills for Care linked consultation on what actions could be taken to address a number of workforce challenges specific to the adult social care sector.
We strongly urge both our members and the wider industry to have their say in this linked consultation before it closes on April 9th.
TSA is forging strong links with Skills for Care as well as playing a major role in implementing a standards certification process for the Technology Enabled Care industry – our QSF certification – and developing bespoke workforce training and development services for TSA members, including:
Free to members e-learning resources
Half day and full day discounted group courses for TSA members
Royal College of General Practitioners free courses
The outcome of this consultation will feed into a joint health and social care workforce strategy planned for publication in summer 2018. It will also inform the content of the forthcoming Department of Health and Social Care Green Paper on care and support for older people which was one focus of the speech by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP on Tuesday 20th March when the Minister highlighted how the sector needs a coherent workforce plan to improve recruitment and provide a solid career ladder for both registered and un-registered professionals.