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Together we care: A framework for the development of the medical workforce in Wales

7 February 2018

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Together We Care (TWC) has been launched today (Wednesday, 7 February 2018) at the Welsh NHS Confederation conference in Cardiff.

TWC is a new Framework for the development of the Medical Workforce and was developed on behalf of the Chief Executives of NHS Wales organisations by the All Wales Strategic Medical Workforce Group, through a series of engagement events with medical staff and other relevant stakeholders from across Wales. The Framework also sets out what doctors can expect from training and working in NHS Wales, throughout their whole careers, and what is expected of them.

Through extensive engagement, 8 Key Themes emerged which are supported by a number of enablers (aims into action), that identify actions for the short, medium and long term.

Key themes:

  • Theme 1: Care with and around the patient
  • Theme 2: An engaged and empowered medical workforce
  • Theme 3: Digital health & social care
  • Theme 4: Dynamic leadership
  • Theme 5: Excellent medical education and on-going development
  • Theme 6: A transformed and sustainable medical workforce
  • Theme 7: Career promotion and widening access
  • Theme 8: Innovative multi-disciplinary team working.

The framework demonstrates NHS Wales’ commitment to both our current and future doctors through its alignment with the NHS Wales Core Principles and demonstrates a commitment to the wellbeing goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Chief Executive Lead for Workforce

The Together We Care Framework is available to download, bilingually, via the Welsh NHS Confederation website: http://www.nhsconfed.org/regions-and-eu/welsh-nhs-confederation/nhs-wales-employers/together-we-care

A video that outlines TWC in detail can also be found at NWSSP's official YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7z34NmRNPY

For further information regarding Together We Care please contact Clem Price, Workforce, Education and Development Services, at: clem.price@wales.nhs.uk

Source: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)