Year of the Health and Care Workers – Quarterly Seminars

As part of the Year of the Health and Care Workers (YHCW) programme, Health Education England (HEE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working in collaboration to run four open access seminars. These are designed to help develop the next generation of Human Resources for Health (HRH) system leaders, creating a lasting impact and strengthening health systems globally.

To attend these seminars, all you need to do is register. The link to register for Seminar Four will be available soon.

The first of these seminars was delivered in December 2021, and introduced systemic workforce planning to over 300 attendees from 42 countries worldwide. The panel included leaders in the workforce planning field from the WHO and HEE. For more information and the recording of this seminar, please click here.

The second of four seminars, delivered in March 2022, dove deeper into the key issues raised in Seminar One, specifically on the development of health systems and the challenge of responding to both short-term ‘shocks’ and longer-term trends. For more information and the recording of this seminar, please click here.

Seminar Three was held in July of 2022. It focused on recruitment and retention of nurses, doctors and other health professionals. Contributions were heard from those in several health systems and with differing experiences. The panellists discussed strategies to plan for these key professions, drivers of demand and the importance of sustainable planning. For more information and the recording of this seminar, please click here.

Each of these seminars were also delivered in Russian. Please find the Russian recording on the relevant seminar’s webpage.