Shape of caring review

The Shape of Caring Review will ensure that nurses and care assistants receive high quality education and training, which supports high quality patient care. It will bring together findings and expertise from recent major reviews such as Francis, Cavendish, Willis and Berwick and make recommendations for the reform of nursing and care assistant education and training in England.

The Review is being overseen by a Sponsoring Board, which will set broad strategic direction, and report to the Board of Health Education England. The Sponsoring Board is Co-Chaired by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, HEE, and Jackie Smith, CEO, Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). The Review is being led by an independent Chair, The Lord Willis of Knaresborough.

The Chair will be assisted by, and receive expert advice from, the HEE Nursing & Midwifery Advisory Group and HEE Patient’s Advisory Forum. Additional expertise may be co-opted as is required.

Whilst the Review will make recommendations for the reform of nursing and care assistant education and training in England, it will be mindful of the broader UK and EU context.

The Shape of Caring Review will produce a final report for the Sponsoring Board by January 2015.

The Review is seeking evidence on the type of workforce required to meet the needs of the population as care patterns and delivery changes over the next 15 years.

Sponsoring Board members

The Review will be guided in its approach by a Sponsoring Board, which includes representatives from:

–       Council of Deans
–       Department of Health
–       Health Education England
–       LETBs
–       NHS England
–       NHS Trust Development Authority
–       Nursing and Midwifery Council
–       Public Health England
–       Royal College of Nursing
–       Unison
–       UK CNOs

Upcoming meetings of the Sponsoring Board

15 May 2014
16 July 2014
7 October 2014
10 December 2014

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We will be holding a tweet chat on the Shape of Caring Review at 19:00-20:00 on Tuesday 16 September. For details on how to join in and follow the chat or for further information, please see our latest news.

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Important documents

Shape of Caring – HEE FAQs
Events schedule
Call for evidence: template
Call for evidence: strategic background briefing
Call for evidence: letter to stakeholders
Shape of Caring – Terms of Reference