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Health Professions: Employment

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress is being made on the implementation of the Social Partnership Forum Action Plan for maximising employment opportunities for newly qualified health care professionals in a changing NHS in respect of (a) integrated work force development and planning, (b) retaining skills and knowledge, (c) health and wellbeing strategy, (d) capacity mapping, (e) occupational health and (f) managed migration; (137314)

(2) what progress is being made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Social Partnership Forum Action Plan for maximising employment opportunities for newly qualified health care professionals in a changing NHS on (a) the role of strategic health authorities, (b) the role of employers and (c) the role of higher education institutions.

The Social Partnership Forum action plan was launched on 13 April 2007.

NHS Employers is responsible for monitoring progress against each of the action plan recommendations and will provide a report to the monthly meetings of the Social Partnership Forum Steering Group.