Health & Social Care Workforce Strategy

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Your chance to contribute to Wales’s first health and social care workforce strategy

We have now reached the point where we have completed our initial engagement with a wide range of people from across Wales and have produced our first draft document for consultation.

The consultation document reflects what you have told us and provides potential actions for the next 10 years which we would like your views on.

As with the engagement exercise we are seeking a range of opinions from across sectors, and from anyone who has an interest in the health and social care workforce.

We’re particularly interested in the views of people working in health and social care in Wales, as well as those who use care and support services, carers and volunteers.

If you would like to take part please read this consultation document and complete this online questionnaire by midnight on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Your views will then be used to inform the final high-level strategy.

The questions you will be asked online have been included in the consultation document to help you think about and prepare your responses before completing the online questionnaire; it shouldn’t take longer than 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire and responses are being managed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC). Please read their data collection Privacy Policy for more information on how they collect and process data.

If you have additional information such as attachments you’d like to include with your responses to the questionnaire, please submit your responses in a Word document along with relevant attachments to heiw.communications@wales.nhs.uk Your email will then be forwarded directly to IPC.

Thank you for taking the time to get involved.

We look forward to receiving your views.

 

Please note: When completing the questionnaire use the Next/Previous Page buttons to navigate through the survey avoiding your browser back/forward buttons. At the bottom of each page is a ‘Save and Continue Later’ button if you would like to pause. You will be asked for your email address to send a link to complete the survey at a later date. Do not close the browser until you have checked your email for the link. You can complete the questionnaire on any type of device. It’s best to use a screen large enough to comfortably read the questions and somewhere where your network connection is stable and not likely to be disconnected (e.g. not on a train).

 

The first-ever health and social care workforce strategy is being developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales, supported by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University.

Following recommendations from A Healthier Wales, the Welsh Government has commissioned Social Care Wales and HEIW to develop a long-term high level workforce strategy in partnership with the NHS and local government, the voluntary and independent sectors as well as regulators, professional bodies and education providers.

Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Care Wales, said:

“To produce a strategy that truly meets the needs of the people of Wales over the next 10 years, we need the views of colleagues and organisations from across the country, as well as people using health and care services. 

Alex Howells, Chief Executive of HEIW, said:

“The workforce strategy is an opportunity for us to be ambitious and forward-thinking in how we develop our current and future workforce, making sure that we put staff well-being and staff experience at the core of our proposals.”

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