Year of the Health and Care Workers

Year of the Health and Care Workers 2021 / 2022

The Year of the Health and Care Workers

2021 has been designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW) in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ​Health Education England (HEE) is assisting the WHO in launching this year-long campaign, under the theme – Protect. Invest. Together.  

As health systems respond to the ongoing pressure of COVID the workforce has never been more important – nor more stretched. The Year of the Health and Care Worker (YHCW) should be a turning point in our discussions about the long-term planning and investment in health and care workforces to support universal health coverage.   

NHS Health Education England – Workforce Planning and Leadership Development Programme

Health Education England (HEE) is the strategic workforce body for England’s NHS, and is responsible for providing system-wide leadership and oversight of the NHS’ workforce planning, education, and training.

The WHO and HEE are working in collaboration to develop the next generation of Human Resources for Health (HRH) system leaders, creating a lasting impact and strengthening health systems globally.

This programme will be delivered in a series of four seminars and eight Action Learning Sets, presented by leaders in the field of workforce planning. 

All seminars can be accessed by everyone, all you need to do is register. Click here to learn more.

HEE will also help to facilitate eight Action Learning Set sessions through 2022, with up to 60 participants from eight low- and middle-income countries around the globe. This part of the programme aims to bring together future influencers and leaders from all realms of the social, economic, and political spheres.