On 10th September 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a workforce engagement exercise to find out what employees in the sector think about the challenges they face.

The information they gather will help to shape the future of health and social care, so it's really important for you to have your say and get involved.

Check out this link where Matt Hancock launches the portal and explains what it is all about.

The campaign will be themed around five key challenges:

  • Staff are equipped to do their job; getting the basics right
  • Staff feel safe and secure; working without fear of bullying, discrimination or violence
  • Staff feel included and valued; belonging to an organisation that respects and values everyone's contribution
  • Staff are developed: having acess to the training, development and support you need
  • Staff feel empowered; achieving your full potential

So how do you get involved?

Follow this link to see the five Talk Health and Care challenges, hover over the challenge you'd like to comment on and click "join in". Once you've created your Crowdicity account then you can participate in the dialogue, adding your thoughts and ideas.  You don't have to use your full name when registering so can remain as anonymous as you would like to be.

Is it easy to access?

The platform is available on PCs, tablets and smartphones so it's really easy for you to share your thoughts, monitor feedback from others to any ideas you post and engage with other ideas posted by colleagues in the sector. 

What will the DHSC do with the outputs?

Workforce is a priority fo the DHSC and they want to make sure as many voices are heard.  The information they gather will help to inform the future of both the NHS and Adult Social Care in England and will be incorporated into the NHS Long Term Plan and Social Care Green Paper.

This really is your opportunity for your voice to be heard; discuss with your colleagues and join the conversation!

How can I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about the portal, please visit https://dhscworkforce.crowdicity.com/.