Next steps for NHS learning disability jobs drive

Extract from NHS England, 23 September 2015

New guidance will help health and care employers job create employment opportunities

Organisations across the health service in England are today (23 September) being provided with tools to help them meet a challenge to recruit people with learning disabilities.

NHS Learning Disability Employment Programme – a joint programme between NHS England and NHS Employers – was launched during Learning Disability Week in June, with more than 50 major employers registering their interest so far.

The programme is the next step in a commitment made in the NHS Five Year Forward View to make NHS workforces more representative of the local communities they serve. It takes the form of a new national network providing advice, ideas and impetus to all NHS organisations – from local hospital trusts to national bodies – to remove barriers and take steps to accelerate employment of people with learning disabilities in the NHS…

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