Is the NHS staffed for the future?
1 November 2016
On Tuesday 1 November, the Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS holds three evidence sessions as it turns its attention to the NHS workforce and mental health services.
- Parliament TV: Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS
- Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS
Tuesday 1 November, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Professor Alan Manning, Member, Migration Advisory Committee
- Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England
- Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England
- Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
- Professor Paul Corrigan, Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College London
- Shirley Cramer, Chair, People in Public Health, Royal Society of Public Health
- Jo Moriarty, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London
- Claire Murdoch, Director, NHS National Mental Health
- Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Sophie Corlett, Director of External Relations, MIND
In the first session, the Committee asks witnesses:
- How prepared the NHS workforce is for the challenges of the next 15-20 years?
- What impact will Bexit have on the supply of healthcare workers from overseas?
- What numbers and skills mix will be required to ensure the workforce can support a sustainable health and social care system?
In the second session, questions focus on:
- Whether the health and social care workforce is equipped to deliver the Government's plan for greater efficiency and unprecedented levels of productivity?
- Whether the current system is financially viable to support a workforce that can meet increasingly complex health needs?
Questions put to witnesses in the third session include:
- What are the key challenges and issues in the provision and delivery of mental health services?
- What progress has been made in delivering the recommendations of the Mental Health Taskforce?
- Whether the ambition of parity of esteem between mental and physical health services can be achieved?