I wish to update Parliament that on 13th December 2017, Health Education England published the consultation: 'Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027.
This draft strategy is for consultation with stakeholders and the public more widely and is the product of the whole national health system, including NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England.
It announces system-wide reviews to assess the impact of technological changes on clinical professionals and on how best to support the informal workforce, made up of family, friends, carers and patients themselves, in the future.
Further information on the consultation and how to participate can be found at:
I attach a copy of the draft strategy.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: