The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan aims to address existing vacancies and meet the challenges of a growing and aging population by recruiting and retaining hundreds of thousands of healthcare staff over 15 years. It focuses on improving patient care through record recruitment and reforms.

  • The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan is the first-ever comprehensive plan to address staffing issues in the NHS and improve patient care.
  • The plan sets out long-term workforce projections and aims to train record numbers of doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare staff in England.
  • It aims to address the current vacancies and reduce the potential gap of up to 360,000 staff by 2037 due to the growing and aging population and advances in treatments.

This article was taken from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2023/06/record-recruitment-and-reform-to-boost-patient-care-under-first-nhs-long-term-workforce-plan/