The NHS and social care workforce Adequate funding and a strategic, long-term approach to planning are needed to ensure a sufficient and skilled workforce
The UK has an ageing population with more complex health needs. This means the NHS needs to provide more health care, and therefore employ enough people, in the right roles, working as effectively as possible.
Our research and analysis of the issues around workforce aim to inform policymaking and ensure the debate is evidence-based and focused on the future.
Our fourth annual report analysing the staff profile and trends in the NHS workforce in England in 2018/19.
This working paper summarises research on economic factors that affect the decision to become a nurse and subsequent participation in the nurse labour market. It also discusses how this research can b...
The Health Foundation's REAL Centre commissioned DAS to produce a model that can be used to develop supply projections of the nursing workforce with a time horizon of 10 to 20 years. This working pape...
A briefing analysing the challenges for health and social care following the publication of the NHS long term plan, including the implications for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England.
This working paper explores the migration and mobility of health workers. It summarises the international health care labour market, and discussess policy options to respond to a growing need for heal...
This report analyses the profile and trends of the NHS workforce. It also focuses on two pressure points: the impact of the removal of the NHS bursary on student nurse numbers, and staff retention.