Health Education England (HEE) today announces that Professor Martin Roland will chair the Primary Care Workforce Commission.
The work was commissioned by Health Education England at the request of the Secretary of State for Health, due to the future health and care system requiring greater emphasis on community, primary and integrated services, and to ensure that we have the primary care workforce to meet the changing needs for healthcare, therefore it will focus on:
- patient and population need;
- emerging models of care to respond to the population need;
- maximising new skill sets;
- education and training.
HEE will be engaging with partners across the health and social care system in addition to engaging with patients and the public through HEE’s Patient Advisory Forum.
Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Quality and Education, Health Education England said:
“I am delighted that Professor Martin Roland has agreed to chair our commission reviewing the primary care workforce, he will bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this important review.”
“Primary care services will need to change to meet the challenges of an ageing population and better serve those with complex health and care needs. This commission is designed to look at the best models of care, responding to the recently published Five Year Forward View, and focus on workforce provision that will help break down barriers between primary and secondary care and raise the standards of care for patients.”
Professor Martin Roland, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge said:
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to chair this commission. Primary care is going to play a more and more important part in delivering healthcare in our country and it’s critical that we have the right workforce in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of patients. This Commission will review not just what types of staff we need in primary care, but also what numbers we need to train and retain to provide a high quality service into the future”