Planning for the future workforce

Our Chief Executive, Charlie Massey, has welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement about the launch of a single workforce strategy for the NHS in England.

Charlie said:

‘We welcome the government’s intention to produce an integrated workforce strategy for the health service in England. It’s critical we maintain a healthy supply of doctors into the UK medical profession in years to come, that we retain and support the high quality doctors already in the NHS, and that where appropriate doctors are able to work flexibly across a range of care boundaries and locations.

‘Professional regulation has a role to play in developing that strategy, given our unique role with the profession, the data we hold and the work we are doing with medical colleges to transform postgraduate curricula to help doctors meet the changing needs of patients. The government’s promise of regulatory reform offers regulators the flexibility to help support these plans, and we look forward to being part of this work.’