An online survey has been launched to collect your views on what you see as the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the health and social care workforce in Wales over the next decade.
Your opinions will help in the development of a new workforce strategy across health and social care that can meet the future needs of people in Wales.
The survey is aimed at anyone working in health and social care in Wales as well as those who use care and support services, carers and volunteers. As well as asking about challenges and opportunities, the survey will seek your views on the vision and principles that should underpin the strategy. This first-ever health and social care workforce strategy is being developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales, supported by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University.
Following recommendations from A Healthier Wales, the Welsh Government has commissioned Social Care Wales and HEIW to develop a long-term workforce strategy in partnership with the NHS and local government, the voluntary and independent sectors as well as regulators, professional bodies and education providers.
Sue Evans, our Chief Executive said: “To produce a strategy that truly meets the needs of the people of Wales over the next 10 years, we need the views of colleagues and organisations from across the country, as well as people using health and care services.
Alex Howells, Chief Executive of HEIW said: “The workforce strategy is an opportunity for us to be ambitious and forward-thinking in how we develop our current and future workforce, making sure that we put staff well-being and staff experience at the core of our proposals.”
The survey is limited to one contribution per email address and should take you no longer than 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
You can take part by completing this short survey.