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Challenges of staff recruitment to NHS and social care roles to be examined by MPs

25 February 2022

In the first session of this inquiry MPs will examine the challenges of recruiting health and social care staff to relieve the pressure of endemic workforce shortages.

Purpose of session

The inquiry into workforce recruitment, training and retention in health and social care will hear from frontline staff, including a GP, a nurse and a care home manager about the impact of workforce shortages on their day to day working lives. On the recruitment of social care workers, MPs will consider what role international recruitment should play in workforce planning.
Future sessions will assess barriers facing staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and women, reforms to medical education, and training.


From 09.30:

  • Lara Bywater, Registered manager and owner, LDC Care
  • Dr Emma Hayward, GP and clinical teacher, University of Leicester
  • Gamu Nyasoro, Clinical skills and Simulation Manager, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

From approx. 10.00:

  • Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover
  • Stephen Chandler, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and Corporate Director of Adult Social Services, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Rachael Dodgson, Managing Director and incoming CEO, Dimensions
  • Oonagh Smyth, Chief Executive, Skills for Care

From approx. 10.45:

  • Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Nicola McQueen, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Professionals
  • Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Professor of GP Education, University of Birmingham

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