Danny Mortimer is chief executive of NHS Employers and deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation.
Following the plea from Simon Stevens to better support healthcare students, Danny Mortimer of NHS Employers considers the impact of education funding policy changes and identifies the priorities in supporting qualified staff to meet the needs of the long-term plan.
Danny Mortimer notes that the recent NHS Staff Survey results suggest there are reasons to be optimistic, but there are still areas for improvement
NHS trusts must develop stronger relationships with education so that discussion of the benefits of an NHS career becomes a normal part of primary and secondary school education, writes Danny Mortimer
As demands placed on NHS staff grow, employers accept that more can be done to properly use and retain the talents of the people who make up the health service, writes Danny Mortimer