HR Briefing: Strategic Workforce Planning, Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England

Join our latest HR roundtable to hear from Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England (HEE) on how HEE proposes meeting the challenges that the NHS faces, and meet with practitioners from other WIG members who are themselves facing the challenges of workforce planning.

The publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019 highlighted that the performance of any healthcare system ultimately depends on its people – with the NHS being no exception.

As the largest employer in Europe and the world’s largest employer of highly skilled professionals, the challenges are stark, and the report recognises that to make the Long Term Plan a reality, the NHS will need more staff, working in rewarding jobs and a more supportive culture.

Central to this is the role of Health Education England (HEE), led by Professor Ian Cumming. HEE themselves published a system-wide draft strategy for consultation for health and social care services in December 2017. This sets out proposals for how the NHS can meet the demand of an increasing population which continues to age.

 

About the Speaker

Ian started his career in the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist and later worked as a Research Scientist in coagulation disorders before moving into NHS Leadership in the early 1990's.

He has held a variety of NHS general management posts including over 11 years as Chief Executive of acute hospital Trusts, followed by three years as the Chief Executive of a healthcare commissioning organisation prior to being appointed Chief Executive of the NHS in the West Midlands in 2009.

In 2012, Ian was appointed Chief Executive of Health Education England (HEE). Ian has a particular interest in the development of leadership skills in clinical staff and is an Honorary Professor of Healthcare Leadership in the Medical School at Lancaster University.

In 2003 Ian was awarded the OBE for services to the NHS and in 2010 Ian was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Ian has a special interest in sports medicine an area in which he hold an MSC.  Ian became a board member of Sport England in 2016.

Outside work, Ian is a qualified level 3 swimming coach, working closely with young people to develop their swimming abilities, a keen snow skier and enjoys sailing, walking and watching rugby union. 

 

 

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