Health Education England (HEE) have worked with the Disabled Students’ Commission (DSC) to produce this short joint statement. This statement reflects their joint ambition to help develop and promote support for health learners successfully transition into employment in the National Health Service (NHS) and wider health and social care economy.
This joint statement is built on and shaped by the work of health system leaders and stakeholders. There is recognition that work is already being undertaken across the system, but an acknowledgement more needs to be done, including with stakeholders such as:
- Colleges and higher education institutes
- The Royal Medical Colleges
- Professional and regulatory bodies in health
- NHS Trusts, health and social care employers and providers
- NHS England and the health arm’s length bodies
This joint statement was developed through a ‘deep dive’ into current data and research on disabled health graduates, and through a roundtable event attended by senior representatives from a range of organisations including, NHS employers, the Disabled Doctors Network, HEE, and the NHS.
Download the statement below.