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Emergency Care Workforce Programme

9 November 2017

Together with the NHS Improvement, Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and NHS England we've developed a plan to ensure we have sustainable staffing in our emergency departments.


Professor Wendy Reid Executive Director of Education and Quality & National Medical Director said:

“Health Education England (HEE) has increased the number of training posts in this high priority area over the past four years. The medical consultant workforce has grown by nearly 40 per cent  in the last five years and EM will be the fastest growing specialty over the next five years.  We will continue to add hundreds more medical and professional support posts in the years to come to ensure that all those people who turn to A&E for help continue to get safe, high quality care both now and in the future.

“As well as a number of initiatives to boost the future workforce, we will ensure that current staff receive additional help and support so that we can also keep more of the staff we are training. HEE looks forward to working closely with the RCEM, NHSI and NHSE to ensure support for these initiatives.”

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