Timely diagnosis is essential for improving health outcomes and requires a specialist skilled workforce to meet increasing demand.Diagnostics
Hospitals, primary and community care
It’s important that we have a workforce that can meet the needs of patients now and in the future. We are working on developing staff within hospital, primary and community care settings and you can read more about our work below.
Our work on end of life care (EoLC) has been driven by our commitment to implement the workforce related recommendations in the ‘One Chance to Get it Right’ publication, produced by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People in June 2014.
End of life care
We are working with others to establish a genomics education and training programme that will support and enhance Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project and provide genomics education and training for all staff in the NHS.Genomics: a revolution in care
Patient safety should be the number one concern of all those who work in the NHS and should therefore be the first and most important lesson they learn as they train to work in the NHS.Learning to be safer
We value mental and physical health equally and are developing a workforce capable of delivering high quality, appropriate care to people mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism or behaviour that challengesMental health and learning disability
Public health prevention and promotion is a priority for the NHS. Developing the public health workforce and raising awareness of public health among the wider NHS and social care staff will help to transform public health and improve the health of the nation.Population health and prevention
Health Education England is working to develop modern multi-disciplinary teams in primary and community care. From training GPs, expanding professions such as physician associates and clinical pharmacists to developing new roles including medical assistants, we will help to shape the primary care workforce of the future.Primary and community care