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.
This joint briefing highlights the scale of workforce challenges facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care.
Critical and lasting shortages in the health care workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS Long Term Plan risks becoming an unachievable ‘wish list’ of initiatives to improve the health service.
The CQC State of Care report shows how much pressure there is on health and social care services and how hard staff are working to maintain quality and access.
The views of trust leaders underline what we already know: that business as usual and short-term thinking will not deliver significant savings, reduce waste, or improve the quality of care.
A quarter of all student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, according to a new investigation, adding to concerns around falling NHS staff numbers.
In its 70th year, the NHS faces a particularly virulent form of a recurring problem: workforce shortages. The risk is that current critical shortages become endemic in the system.
July 2018 chart of the month. The number of EU nurse registrants has dropped by 87% from 6,400 in 2016/17 to 800 in 2017/18.
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