A workforce for the future
We want to transform the nation’s lung health. To do this we need to have the right health care professionals to provide the care and support that people with lung disease are entitled to expect.
We can do this by planning for the future, having the right number of staff and giving them the skills and tools they need.
Wendy Preston, Head of Nursing Practice, Royal College of Nursing
We need to make plans now for the workforce we will need in five years, 10 years and even 20 years. We cannot afford delay, if we are to meet our commitment to patients.
here are not enough trained respiratory specialists to fill current vacancies and it is not unusual for consultant job adverts to attract only one or two applications.”Dr Lisa Davies, consultant in respiratory medicine at Aintree University Hospital
“Our experience at Homerton shows the benefits of investment in people with the skills to help patients live with the challenge of a lung condition. It is about reaching out to the community, understanding their need and building a service with the capacity to support them.”Debbie Roots, Cardiorespiratory Nurse Consultant