Workforce and social care highlighted by NHS leaders as key issues for next government to address

Health leaders across England have urged the incoming Government to address the critical issues that will improve and transform services for patients as they warn that a lack of staffing and failure to address the pensions crisis is putting care at risk.

In a survey carried out by the NHS Confederation ahead of the General Election and published today (Tuesday 19 November), workforce, reforming social care, and addressing capital investment feature as the most critical priorities for action.

Members of NHS Clinical Commissioners, which is part of the NHS Confederation, contributed their views to the survey, alongside other leaders from NHS Confederation member organisations, including NHS trusts and local integrated care systems.

You can read the full findings in a report, Fit for the future: how should the incoming Government help the NHS?”. The NHS Confederation has also written to the health spokespeople of the leading political parties to outline its key findings.

19 November 2019