An online survey to evaluate the future skills requirement of health and social care employers has been commissioned to help develop the health workforce of the future for the Humber region.
The University of Hull, which is committed to improving the health of the region, has been commissioned by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to carry out the evaluation – which targets SMEs in Hull and the Humber region, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and North and North East Lincolnshire.
Fay Treloar, Director of Business Engagement and Enterprise, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, said:
“The majority of health and social care providers in the private sector are SMEs and this is a sector which is rapidly expanding. It is really important that we continue to attract and retain quality staff who provide invaluable care, health and wellbeing support across the Humber region.
“The survey will help to identify how these organisations can be supported by the LEP with their future workforce development needs. I am delighted that the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Business School have been leading on this work at the University of Hull.”
Teresa Chalmers, Executive Director Employment and Skills at the Humber LEP, said:
“This will be an extremely valuable piece of work which will inform the further development of the LEPs employment and skills and local industrial strategies to improve and develop a skilled workforce for businesses in health and social care beyond 2022. It is essential that our health care employers, stakeholders and other sub-contractors contribute their views to this significant piece of work.”
Humber LEP, the University of Hull and HCUK Training – who are leading on the delivery of the LEP’s Skills Support for the Workforce project – encourage all health and social care employers who employ less than 250 staff to complete the survey.
The survey, which takes less than five minutes to complete and can be accessed until 4 May, can be completed here: https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/health