Well being Schooling England (HEE) will stop to exist as a separate entity on April 1, because it completes a merger with NHS England that’s designed to enhance effectivity, analysis, remedy and providers, and cut back duplication.
Following the merger, NHS England will tackle duty for HEE’s actions, together with planning, recruiting, training and coaching the well being workforce; and guaranteeing that the well being workforce has the suitable numbers, expertise, values and behaviours in place to ship the best high quality healthcare and well being enchancment to sufferers and the general public.
The modifications are happening alongside the redesign of the well being service across the institution of built-in care techniques (ICSs).
NHS England beforehand merged with NHS Digital on 1 February 2023. After April 1, HEE techniques, capabilities, course of and buildings will proceed to function as regular with contracts robotically transferring to NHS England with the phrases and situations happening unchanged.
HEE director of innovation digital and transformation Patrick Mitchell informed Digital Well being in a written assertion: “As HEE strikes into the brand new NHS England we are going to kind a brand new Workforce, Coaching and Schooling directorate as a part of the brand new organisation.
“Inside that would be the NHS Digital Academy, Expertise Enhanced Studying and Blended Studying programmes of exercise – they’re funded and can proceed to develop their work areas as deliberate.”
On its web site, HEE mentioned the merger will permit it to collaborate extra successfully and permit native organisations to profit from a variety of specialist assist and experience.