Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: developing the right people with the right skills and right values

Department of Health, October 2016

The mandate to Health Education England (HEE) sets out the government’s objectives for HEE to provide healthcare education and training.reflects strategic objectives around workforce planning, health education and training and development.  The mandate looks at how the healthcare workforce can be developed to improve care for patients through education and training.

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Department of Health and Health Education England framework agreement 2015

Department of Health, 15 June 2015

The framework agreement defines how the department and Health Education England will work together to serve patients, the public and the taxpayer. It sets out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.

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Raising the Bar

Health Education England, March 2015

This report makes recommendations for the education and training of registered nurses and care assistants to meet future needs and equip them to deliver high quality care. It covers themes such as enhancing co-production and the voice of the patient, assuring flexibility in nursing and funding and commissioning levers.

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Securing the Future Workforce: Dental Care Professionals Stocktake

Centre for Workforce Intelligence, October 2014

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) through the Department of Health (DH) contract to forecast and analyse demand and supply for the dental care professionals (DCP) workforce in England between 2013 and 2025. This project provides HEE, the DH and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) with forecasts on the DCP workforce which can be used to inform policy decisions to secure the DCP workforce of the future.

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Values-based recruitment

Health Education England, October 2014

The Values Based Recruitment (VBR) Framework is a tool which aims to provide evidence to support employers and higher education institutes recruit for values, share good practice and to provide guidance and support.

To offer additional support for implementation of values-based recruitment HENW is currently piloting a values and behaviours assessment tool (VBAT). The purpose of the VBAT pilot is to contribute to the development of recruitment processes that attracts and select students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.  

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