The health and care workforce are the people who work within the NHS and social care systems to deliver care
We analyse and report on the profile and trends of the NHS and social care workforce, influencing and informing national policy and planning, encouraging policymakers to focus on the longer term.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
Our third annual report analysing the staff profile and trends in the NHS workforce in England in 2018
New analysis shows NHS staff numbers are failing to keep pace with demand, and that there is ongoing deterioration in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing an...
Health Foundation selects 23 innovative projects to improve health and social care through supporting the workforce
Twenty three projects have been selected to receive a total of £1.65 million in funding from The Health Foundation’s Innovating for Improvement programme.
Improving children’s social care staff wellbeing through reflexive peer group supervision and critical incident debrief
This project is aiming to improve staff wellbeing, recruitment and retention through the introduction of safe spaces and a debrief service.
Engaging the workforce in real time: listening, understanding and responding to what matters most to our staff
This project is aiming to understand and improve the staff experience across the Trust, while also building on the quality of the patient experience.
This project will involve co-designing a fatigue risk management strategy to help teams effectively manage night shift fatigue.
This project is aiming to improve patient care by increasing clinicians’ knowledge and competence in identifying, assessing and managing the misuse of medication by young people.
West End Wellbeing: a place-based multidisciplinary approach to meeting needs in Newcastle’s West End
This project is aiming to enable staff and organisations to work together in a multidisciplinary way to better meet the needs of patients in the West End of Newcastle.
Development and evaluation of an immersive, experiential learning model for re-connecting health care staff to deeper value-based work motivations
This project is aiming to improve patient outcomes by increasing staff engagement, retention and wellbeing at Birmingham Women's and Children's hospitals.
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