September 29, 2023

Well being Training 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 scale back duplication.

Following the merger, NHS England will tackle accountability for HEE’s actions, together with planning, recruiting, schooling and coaching the well being workforce; and guaranteeing that the well being workforce has the best numbers, abilities, values and behaviours in place to ship the best high quality healthcare and well being enchancment to sufferers and the general public.

The adjustments are going down alongside the redesign of the well being service across the institution of built-in care methods (ICSs).

NHS England beforehand merged with NHS Digital on 1 February 2023. After April 1, HEE methods, capabilities, course of and constructions will proceed to function as regular with contracts robotically transferring to NHS England with the phrases and situations occurring unchanged.

HEE director of innovation digital and transformation Patrick Mitchell advised Digital Well being in a written assertion: “As HEE strikes into the brand new NHS England we’ll kind a brand new Workforce, Coaching and Training directorate as a part of the brand new organisation.

“Inside that would be the NHS Digital Academy, Know-how 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 help and experience.