White paper must prioritise staff

The Department of Health’s new workforce chief should prioritise the staff requirements needed to implement the health and social care white paper.

That was the message from Skills for Care’s head of workforce development Richard Banks, following the appointment of Clare Chapman as director-general of workforce for the NHS and social care.

Banks called for Chapman, who takes up the post in early 2007, to work with Skills for Care to define the white paper’s requirements.

Meanwhile Skills for Care has announced the shortlist for its awards for workforce development in England


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