Resources: Workforce

Agility to respond to change

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A constant feature of the health and social care system is that it is always undergoing significant change. There is no reason why this will not continue into the future. There will be a need for greater agility in the current and future workforce to respond to, and manage, repeated change. Creating a workforce which […]

Developing leaders and managers

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To manage the increased scale and pace of change in such a complex and interdependent operational environment, there is a need to further identify, encourage and develop clinical and non-clinical leaders and managers. This will ensure the scale of transformation is achieved and delivered efficiently and effectively. NHS Leadership Academy The NHS Leadership Academy works with […]

Versatility to adapt

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Increasingly complex patient care needs require greater versatility in the workforce. The ability to adapt to provide care in different settings, at different times and in different organisational and team structures is becoming even more essential for individuals and multidisciplinary teams. The balance of generalist and specialist skills across the current health and social care workforce […]

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Collaborating across boundaries

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Supporting staff to collaborate across organisational and professional boundaries The increasingly complex needs of the population mean that staff must be supported to work across organisational and professional boundaries to develop and deliver integrate services based around the patient. From the ability to put aside organisational loyalties to collaborate in networks, to increasingly developing collaborative […]

London Workforce Strategic Framework

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This framework seeks to establish the most pressing workforce challenges in London and enable the workforce to transform health and social care services across the Capital. The development of this London Workforce Strategic Framework has been made possible through the establishment of a collaborative workforce transformation programme on behalf of London’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), […]

London pharmacy matters

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An information support pack is now available. The pack contains national policy and key messages or challenges in the pharmacy sector; case studies of best practice for primary healthcare on role of pharmacy; an outline of the range of roles pharmacy ‘can’ do and ‘could’ to support out of hospital and improve access to care. […]

Physician associates

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Developing consistent career pathways for Physician Associates to support staff retention across London. What is a Physician Associate? Physician Associates are new healthcare professionals who, while not a doctor, work to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team […]

Retaining and recruiting

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Ensuring that there is sufficient high quality staff to deliver health and social care services is particularly challenging, given London’s professionally and personally demanding environment. This affects all professions, but particularly lower paid staff.  Supporting resources The Finding and Keeping Workers website, available through Skills for Care, will support you with your recruitment and retention challenges, […]