This consultation is now closed

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future

A draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

We want to hear views from across the country to inform the development of the Workforce Strategy that will be published in July to coincide with the NHS’ 70th birthday.


The strategy has been developed in partnership by the health and care system (and branded as such). The questions in this consultation are deliberately broad as we want the fullest debate and no issue or suggestion should be excluded. We also welcome specific comments on elements of the strategy. Thank you for joining the conversation.


Thank you for your contributions

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who has shared their views with us over the past few months.


We've had hundreds of direct interactions and thousands on the online workshop. We also hosted multiple events and now look forward to trawling through all of your responses.



Adult Social Care Workforce Consultation

As the delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care, Skills for Care is running a linked consultation building on the adult social care workforce question in the HEE consultation, and ask for your views and evidence on a wide range of questions designed to explore what actions could be taken to address a number of workforce challenges specific to the adult social care sector.  The outcomes of this linked consultation will inform the final health and care workforce strategy planned for publication in July 2018. They will also inform the content of the forthcoming Department of Health and Social Care Green Paper on care and support for older people.


Skills for Care is an independent charity and the leadership and workforce development organisation for adult social care. They support adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need, and what commissioners and regulators expect. They provide practical support to help leaders and managers recruit, retain, develop and lead their staff. Any consultation responses already provided to HEE on adult social care will be provided to Skills for Care.


The Adult Social Care Workforce Consultation closes at 10am on 9 April 2018 and can be viewed here:

Join the online workshop

If you joined the online workshop and would like to review the final contributions, you can still log in and see what was submitted. Please note that you can no longer submit ideas, comment or vote.