December 1


08:00 am - 09:00 am

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About this webinar

The health and care system is facing unprecedented demands as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, laying bare the need for radical reforms to the way the workforce is planned, led, developed and supported. Exacerbated by the pandemic, chronic staff shortages, a failure to plan for future demand and a lack of attention to the mental and physical wellbeing of health and care workers has pushed the system and its people to the limits.

Chaired by Professor Mike Bewick, this report builds on the findings of Public Policy Project’s interim report. The report brings together ideas ranging from how the health and care system should plan for future workforce needs to how it should develop digital skills and support the mental wellbeing of its staff. The report advocates for reform with 20 policy recommendations across three key areas of workforce policy:

  1. Recruitment and diversity
  2. Development and innovation
  3. Wellbeing and retention.


This webinar will delve into the report’s recommendations and offer an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to our speakers.


  • Professor Mike Bewick, Project Chair and former Deputy Medical Director, NHS England
  • Josie Roberts, Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sam Ward, Director of Services and Deputy CEO, Royal Voluntary Service
  • Dr Fiona Donnelly, Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester University NHS Trust


  • 01 Dec, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 BST
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