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Frontline Services: Putting the NHS Workforce at the Heart of Healthcare

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The NHS is battling a long spell of ill-health. It has been suffering from a chronic shortage of nurses, doctors, general practitioners, beds and investment as well as a growing dependency on agency workers; as such, the NHS workforce is diminishing as the British public’s demand for healthcare rises.

“More people are leaving nursing than joining – deterred by low pay, relentless pressure and new training costs. For the sake of patient safety, the Chancellor must scrap the cap and help to fill the tens of thousands of vacant nurse jobs.”

This assessment from Janet Davies, Head of the Royal College of Nursing, encapsulates the multi-faceted challenges presented not just to the nursing contingent of the workforce, but other divisions of the NHS. The 1% public sector pay cap, Brexit uncertainty, staff shortages and underfunding are creating an environment that has led to NHS vacancies rising by more than 10% in the last year, projections of £15bn financial shortfalls by 2020, missed A&E treatment targets for consecutive years and an influx of private healthcare providers competing for NHS contracts.

Open Forum Events is collaborating with NHS stakeholders, healthcare professionals and medical associations to present Frontline Services: Putting the NHS Workforce at the Heart of Healthcare; an event that will provide comprehensive assessment, actionable discussion and deliver solutions to the problems posed to the 1.3 million-strong National Health Service workforce.

The conference will emphasise a shift from reactive to proactive measures of equipping the NHS workforce to cope with the demands of contemporary healthcare service through improved domestic training, an expansion in international recruitment, upskilling of existing NHS staff, increased investment and an overhaul of the sector’s managerial practices.

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