Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for the health and social care workforce in Wales: recruitment, training and retention

Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the future for the health and social care workforce in Wales.

It is timed to follow Qualifications Wales’ review of Health, Social Care and Childcare qualifications - the draft of which proposed a new suite of qualifications for the sector - and is scheduled as the Nurse Staffing Levels Act, which sets out minimum staffing requirements, comes into force.

It also comes in light of measures outlined in the 2016 Programme for Government, including increased investment in training NHS staff and the creation of a single body to commission and provide training and education for all healthcare professionals.

Planned sessions will explore workforce planning across NHS Wales, including training and continuing professional development and funding for workforce development.

Further discussion will focus on tackling staff recruitment and retention challenges, the changing roles for health professionals such as community pharmacists, and the potential extension of the Nurse Staffing Levels Act.


Guest of Honour

Cassy Taylor

Associate Director, Vocational Qualifications, Qualifications Wales

Guest of Honour

Cassy Taylor

Associate Director, Vocational Qualifications, Qualifications Wales

Keynote Speakers

Dr Dai Lloyd AM

Chair, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Sarah McCarty

Director of Workforce Learning and Development, Care Council for Wales

Tina Donnelly CBE

Director, RCN Wales

Chairs

Caroline Jones AM

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University and Chair, National Mental Capacity Forum

Speakers

Dr Sharon Hopkins

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Alyx Peters

Managing Director, MPS Healthcare

Dr Steve Riley

Dean of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff Universitya

Suzanne Scott-Thomas

Chair, Welsh Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Professor Peter Donnelly

Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Wales Deanery

Dr Gareth Llewelyn

Vice President Elect, RCP Wales

Melanie Minty

Policy Advisor, Care Forum Wales

Dr Jane Fenton-May

Vice Chair, Policy and Public Affairs, RCGP Wales

Dr Sue Fish

Clinical Programme Director, Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative