Developments in workforce planning

A summary of wider develoments in workforce planning.

The Department of Health has announced that trainee surgeons and doctors will be encouraged to opt out of the Working Time Directive.

More details can be found on the RCPCH news page or the article can be accessed in The Telegraph.

Department of Health mandate to Health Education England (HEE)

This refreshed mandate sets out the governments strategic objectives from April 2014 to March 2015. Read the full mandate: Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and the right values.  

You can read the RCPCH response to HEE mandate here.

The implementation of the working time directive, and its impact on the NHS and health professionals

The final report of the independent working time regulations taskforce was published in March 2014. It has reviewed the evidence on the effect of the regulations on the delivery of patient care and the training of doctors and has made some recommendations. The full report can be accessed here: Independent working time regulations taskforce report.

HEE workforce plan for England

The workforce plan sets out the improvements HEE plan to make in education and training programmes from September 2014. The full report can be accessed here: HEE workforce plan.

RCPCH responds to Shape of Training review

In October 2013 the RCPCH submitted a response titled, Shape of Training Review: "a bold blueprint for the training of future doctors" to the Shape of Training Review report, 2013. More details can be found on the RCPCH news page. 

RCPCH  responds to the Implementation of the European Working Time Directive Taskforce call for evidence

A taskforce which is considering the implementation of the European Working Time Directive and its impact on the NHS and health professionals has been convened at the request of the Prime Minister's office.

The RCPCH response to the call for evidence is available here:RCPCH response to EWTD call for evidence.

RCN define staffing levels for all children and young people's nursing

These standards provide the minimum essential requirements for all providers of services for babies, children and young people.

Defining staffing levels for children and young people's services.

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