Local education and training boards

The role, the funding and what this means for leadership development
The King's Fund
Event type: 
Board Leadership Programme

About this event

Health Education England is the new organisation responsible for providing national leadership for planning and developing the whole health care and public health workforce. It will also authorise and support the development of local education and training boards and hold them to account.

In this session, Sir Keith Pearson will outline how the organisation will work to ensure the education and training commissioned is high quality, represents value for money and supplies a workforce with the skills needed by the NHS.

The event will allow an opportunity for discussion, questions and answers. 


Keith Pearson

Keith was appointed as Chair of Health Education England in June 2012. Previously, he was Chair of the NHS Confederation and was responsible for co-chairing the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People.

Keith has held chair appointments in the NHS dating back to 1998 when he was appointed Chair of South Somerset Primary Care Group. He later became Chair of South Somerset Primary Care Trust and was Chair of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority prior to the merger in 2006. From 2006–10, Keith was Chair of NHS East of England.

He is highly regarded for his health care expertise and knowledge gained through more than 30 years of working in the health care sector. Prior to coming to the NHS Keith worked with BUPA for 17 years, 5 of which were based in Hong Kong as their Chief Executive. He moved on from BUPA to become Chief Executive of AON’s operations in Thailand and then in Singapore.

Keith was influential in developing the NHS Constitution. He received a knighthood in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2010 for services to health care.