The future supply of the health and care workforce has been identified as a critical issue for services, both locally and nationally.

With more people living longer, often with one or more long-term conditions, demand for services is growing. In Derby and Derbyshire, one in five people of the 780,000 population is aged 65 or over.

We need to ensure we are working in the most efficient ways to best meet people’s needs. This means we must have the right numbers of staff, appropriately skilled, trained and supported.

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire aims to support a robust and flexible workforce best able to meet future health and social care needs.

Better resourced and co-ordinated services will help people in Derby and Derbyshire stay well with appropriate support when they need.