Health Education England
Delivering sustainable, long-term growth in the nursing workforce is vital in ensuring that health and social care have the right workforce in the right numbers to support safe, high-quality care. HEE’s focus for nursing is to recruit, develop and retain nurses, midwives and care staff - building a career pathway from care certificate to doctoral studies. We are supporting learning and development digitally, including through our career pathway tool with the RCN and the blended learning nursing degree. Our work to reduce attrition from pre-registration nursing programmes is supported by a toolkit for those involved in educating, training and supervising nursing students.
HEE’s work to grow the nursing workforce includes the Return to Practice programme, increasing placement capacity and the nursing associate/assistant practitioner to registered nurse bridging programme. We also have initiatives in place to support recruitment and retention of nurses in mental health, learning disability, the community and internationally.