Health & Social Care Workforce Strategy

Thank you everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation document on the development of the workforce strategy for health and social care.

We received a large number of positive responses to the consultation which have provided us with a wealth of information and suggestions for us to build into the strategy. The feedback is currently being analysed and will inform the creation of the strategy which we will be writing over the next two months with a view to the strategy being launched in early 2020.

The consultation feedback also included many examples of good practice which will support the development of the more detailed implementation plans that will underpin the strategy. In order to facilitate this, we would like to share your response with other groups as we take this work forward. If you do not want your response to be shared please email For HEIW’s privacy notice please click here and for Social Care Wales please follow this link privacy notices which explains how we protect personal data. 


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.”