Enhancing our workforce: our people and teams: In conversation with Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
NAPC’s Dr Nav Chana MBE, National Clinical Director, interviews Prerana Issar on the challenges and opportunities around developing the primary care workforce. They will discuss the interim People Plan published in June and explore workforce plans for primary care. Prerana will reflect on her first six months in her role and the work she is doing with primary care networks to ensure that the NHS has enough people, with the right skills and experience to deliver the improvements for patients as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). They will discuss the importance of team-based care around population health needs and developing new models in multi-disciplinary working to support the LTP’s ambition to integrate primary, community and secondary care. Discussions will include the new roles being embedded in primary care networks and the importance of making the fundamental shift in the skill mix needed to improve care for the local population, culture and ways of working.