Workforce

The health and care workforce are the people who work within the NHS and social care systems to deliver care

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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.

New funding for diagnostic equipment falls considerably below what is needed

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27 September 2019

Health Foundation response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for cancer screening.

Preparing young people for tomorrow’s workplace is key to a healthy future

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11 September 2019

Jo Bibby explores why investing in the future of young people needs to be at the heart of public policy.

Watch: 'I left my nursing training after the first year because of the negative experience I had'

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4 September 2019

Why are so many nursing students failing to complete their training? Charlotte explains why despite always wanting to be a nurse, she was forced to drop out after her first year.

How many nursing students are leaving or suspending their degrees before graduation?

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4 September 2019

Analysis by Nursing Standard and the Health Foundation shows a quarter of all nursing students are leaving or suspending their degrees before graduation.

Nursing students are still dropping out in worrying numbers

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4 September 2019

Analysis by Nursing Standard and the Health Foundation shows that despite political pledges to tackle the issue, students are still dropping out in worrying numbers

No-deal Brexit could cause significant harm to health and social care services

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3 September 2019

The Health Foundation joins The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust in writing joint letter to MPs outlining four areas where the impact of a no-deal Brexit could be felt most sharply in health and social ...

Which health care jobs are the most likely to be affected by automation?

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30 August 2019

August 2019 chart of the month. ONS analysis suggests that 7.4% of jobs in England are at high risk of automation

New app shows how technology can benefit patient care

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31 July 2019

Health Foundation response to analysis from the Royal Free Hospital on a new technological approach to predicting future acute kidney injury

Development of the Informatics Skills Framework (ISF)

Improvement project

The Informatics Skills Framework will support the analytical workforce, identify skills gaps and improve capability, enabling analytics staff to provide analytical support, advice and guidance to clin...

Retention of the clinical and ambulance workforce in English NHS hospitals

Research project

Project that will carry out research into what drives hospital workforce retention, and its changes over time and across organisations and clinical specialties, and what the causal effects of improvin...

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