REC Healthcare - effective resourcing and sustainable staffing essential if NHS and local authorities are to meet challenges of an ageing population
The number of people over the age of 65 in the UK is set to nearly double, from 10 to 19 million, by 2050. If the NHS and local authorities are going to meet the challenge of providing effective care to an ageing population, they have to get their resourcing right. Next week’s REC Healthcare meeting will explore what the ageing population and forthcoming changes to commissioning mean for the recruitment industry.
External speakers from the Government Procurement Service (GPS), Health Trust Europe, the London Procurement Programme (LPP), NHS Employers and the UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) will update recruiters on developments in the current health and social care procurement landscape and shine a light on how they see resourcing evolving in a health service under strain.
REC Healthcare continues to champion the voice of specialist recruitment agencies and develop a constructive dialogue with organisations such as the Department of Health. I caught up with Andrew Horner, Chair of REC Healthcare:
“Our industry is facing a difficult time as healthcare recruiters adapt to new resourcing frameworks and deal with the fallout from the reforms unleashed by the Health and Social Care Act. Next week’s event will provide REC Healthcare members with an invaluable opportunity to engage external experts and take stock of what is happening on the ground. The aim is to update members on the latest regulatory changes and equip them with the knowledge they need to add value in their specific sub-set of the health and social care market.”
“Our agencies have been recognised as key partners in ensuring the NHS has a flexible, motivated and cost-effective workforce, most recently by the invitation to join the Department of Health’s National Procurement Council. This meeting builds on that work to date.”
The REC Healthcare meeting is taking place on September 25th (1.30pm-4.30pm) at Goodenough College in London. If you want to reserve your place, click here.
Specialist healthcare recruiters interested in joining the REC Healthcare group should contact the REC on 020 7009 2100 or via email@example.com.