What is the purpose and function of local education and training boards?

Their core purpose is to lead planning and education commissioning; ensure security of supply of the local health and care workforce; and support national workforce priorities set by Health Education England.

Their functions will include:

  • Ensuring security of supply of the local health and care workforce
  • Workforce planning and prioritisation of local education and training
  • Holding and allocating funding for education and training
  • Commissioning education and training and securing quality and value from education and training providers
  • Securing effective partnerships with clinicians, CCGs, local authorities, health and well-being boards, universities and the other providers of education, research and innovation.

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