We are working with Health Education England and other partners to ensure that we can recruit, retain and develop the right staff with the right skills to meet the needs of the future.

The Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) brings together HR and workforce leads from all sectors of health and social care, education and training providers and Health Education England. It has developed a statement of intent, setting out its priorities for supporting the STP, including a number of workstreams to address the most pressing workforce needs.

An important focus is on supporting more integrated models of care. One key development already underway is to establish a system-wide approach to developing the support workforce, such as unregistered nurses and care workers, across a number of patient pathways. This will look at enhanced roles and training and development for staff across primary, secondary, community and social care to improve patient care and efficiency.