CSP response to call for evidence on the health and social care workforce

Year published: 2022

The CSP has welcomed an opportunity to submit written evidence and participate in a roundtable discussion to the parliamentary health and social care select committee (HSCC) expert panel on workforce in England.

Our recommendations are:

  • Deliver the Long Term Plan commitment to over 5,000 additional physiotherapists with advanced practice skills in first contact roles to ease pressure on GPs 
  • Provide workforce targets for implementation of all policies in the Long Term Plan and the Covid Recovery Plan including policies that require an expansion of the physiotherapy and AHP workforce in the community 
  • Set minimum AHP workforce targets for the next iteration of the People Plan, for both the registered and non-registered workforce
  • Support current development of AHP workforce plans at trust and integrated care systems level and make this part of the annual cycle of workforce planning 
  • Provide sustainable long-term funding for continuous professional development of the AHP workforce
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