In January 2020, the Council of Deans Health published their analysis of the Council’s academic staffing census 2019.

This identified a theme related to challenges for Universities who are delivering Advanced Clinical Practice programmes for sustained provision and expanding capacity.

This will have been circulated to your Deans and Heads of School but it is important that you also see this too, along with the recommendations.

Chair Katrina Maclaine has discussed the conclusions with Fleur Neilsen at the the Council of Deans Health.  We are considering strategies to ensure that the issues highlighted in this report remain at the forefront of discussions regarding the current and future workforce in the higher education sector.