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Attracting and developing our workforce

It’s important that we attract people to the healthcare workforce to ensure that we have the right number of people, with the right skills, delivering healthcare at the right time, in the right place.

Our work also covers healthcare staff currently employed to ensure they continuously have the skills, competencies and behaviours to work in the NHS. We are currently working on a number of projects locally and nationally to ensure we attract and develop flexible, competent staff, who hold the NHS values at heart.

The regulators also have an important part to play in this, as do providers who are ultimately responsible for employing, maintaining and developing their staff and the quality of care they provide.

Human factors exchange

Welcome to the Human Factors Exchange, a programme pioneered by Health Education England in the East Midlands in response to recognising the growing significance of applying Human Factors in healthcare, and to improve the quality of care for patients.

Human factors exchange

Medical

As well as recruiting medical trainees, we also ensure that the current workforce continues to develop to ensure we have a workforce that is fit for purpose.

Medical

Multi-professional workforce

The multi-professional workforce in the NHS includes allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and primary and community care staff.

We’re ensuring that the multi-professional workforce receives consistent high quality education and training to support the delivery of excellent care.

Multi-professional workforce

Paramedics

Health Education England is working across the East Midlands to promote ethnic diversity in paramedic education and the profession. Research suggests having a workforce that represents the communities we serve reduces health inequalities.

Paramedics

Support workforce

The NHS employs more than 340,000 support workers who provide support to professionally qualified clinical staff in health and care settings, and fundamental care to patients and clients.

We are working with employers to ensure they understand the significant benefits that support workers bring, and to provide development opportunities for those staff.

Support workforce