25.09.2020
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Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care

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The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has launched an inquiry into workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care.

The Committee is calling for evidence to assess the impact of workforce burnout on a range of areas from service delivery to the social care sectors. It will also focus on the government’s workforce planning, including measures set out in the NHS People Plan so far, and assess the effectiveness of the Plan to deliver on staff numbers expected to be required across medical and social care professions, and those in training, in order to meet future demands for patient care.

It will also consider increased pressures brought by COVID-19 and the resilience of services to cope with high levels of staff stress. NHS Providers have reported that 92% of trusts were concerned about burnout among their staff.

Find out more about the inquiry into Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care.

The College would welcome any evidence of burnout and resilience during the pandemic. Please contact the College's Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Lawrence Ambrose at lawrence.ambrose@cop.org.uk