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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care

Health and Social Care Committee
Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Start times: 4.00pm (private) 4.05pm (public)


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MPs to question Health Secretary about staffing crisis in NHS and social care

The Committee will question the Rt Hon Sajid Javid in the final session of the inquiry into the recruitment, training and retention of staff. MPs have heard first-hand experiences of the pressures of working with staffing shortages across the NHS and social care in evidence to date.

Likely areas of questioning

The Secretary of State is expected to be questioned about areas relating to the Committee’s ongoing inquiries.

Evidence to the Committee has cited poor workforce planning, weak policy and fragmented responsibilities as contributing to a workforce crisis, exacerbated by the lack of a national NHS workforce strategy. It has been estimated that by 2030/31, up to almost half a million extra health care staff would be needed to meet the pressures of demand and recover from the pandemic – the equivalent of a 40% increase in the workforce.

Meeting details

At 4.05pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care
Chief Executive at NHS England
National Medical Director at NHS England
At 4.45pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care
Secretary of State at Department of Health and Social Care
Director General for NHS Policy and Performance Group at Department of Health and Social Care
Director General for Adult Social Care at Department of Health and Social Care

Location

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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