Workforce is recognised as one of the biggest challenges facing the health and social care sector today.  There are significant shortages in key roles across the NHS and social care. To meet rising demand as our population grows and their helath needs become more complex, we need more people working in our health and care system, and we need our staff to work in different ways.

It is essential that we are diverse, inclusive and improve our approach to the workforce, race and equality standard. Ultimately, we want to ensure that we have a modern health and care system, one which is robust and equipped to manage the needs of a growing and ageing population.  Central to this will be an integrated workforce delivering primary, community health, and care services.

The aim of the People and Organisational Development (OD) Committee is to grow the capacity and capability of the health and social care workforce in Tower Hamlets to become confident and motivated, with the right skills, values and behaviours to provide the best care possible irrespective of who they are employed by and where they are based, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Tower Hamlets.