The Automation Impact: Which, when and where? – Localis

Automation is a major point of debate in politics and policy. How it will happen, when it will happen and who will be affected are all contentious questions with multiple, often conflicting, answers. Cutting through the various arguments around automation

Double or quits: calculating how many more medical students we need: (Royal College of Physicians Briefing Paper) – Royal College of Physicians

Report that suggests while workforce planning is at best an inexact science, it is possible to make an informed estimate based on accurately understanding the three pillars of supply, demand and loss.  This report suggests 2,840 medical students are required per year for the next five years

Internal transfer scheme to improve nurse retention: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust – NHS Improvement and NHS Employers

Case study looking at an initiative involving an internal transfer process: a fast-track for nurses interested in a sideways move, reducing the complexity and time taken to fill vacancies. The process was piloted for band 5 nurses in one department, and basic

System under strain: Why demand pressures are more than a winter phenomenon – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report describing ways in which increasing demand in one part of the system can affect the performance of other NHS services elsewhere.  It notes that rising demand is not confided to winter and outlines how some NHS and

Presenting gender pay gap figures to the public: an online randomised controlled trial: Research report – Government Equalities Office

Transparency can be a powerful mechanism for creating accountability and social change. Drawing on this insight, the government now requires UK employers with 250 or more employees to report their annual gender pay gap (GPG) figures on a government website that is open

Redesigning Care Delivery: Building The Team Around The Patient: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Employers

Case study from Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on approach that uses team structure redesign wrapped around patient care to facilitate the adoption of assistant practitioners.  The approach involved staff involvement, piloting the new structures and a recognition that cultural

Start Well: Stay Well – a model to support new starters: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Employers

The Start Well: Stay Well model formalises the approach to meeting, greeting and supporting all new starters. It engages with new starters at various touch points, including on appointment and before they arrive at CUH as part of the on-boarding process. A key

Global Future: Our International Health Service – Our Global Future

Report that looks at future staffing in the NHS following the Brexit referendum. It identifies that the NHS is finding it increasingly difficult to attract the clinical staff it needs from the EU. The number of EU nurses is already

Local General Practitioners Retention Fund: Guidance for NHS England regional and local office teams – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the availability of new funding in 2018/19 to further support delivery of the commitment set out in the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) to ensure an additional 5,000 extra doctors working in general practice by 2020.

Sleep-ins – A tipping point?: An independent survey to assess the impact of the sleep in pay crisis on the future of social care – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

This report sets out the results from the independent survey to assess the impact of the sleep in pay crisis on the future of social care. It finds 30% of people are likely to have their services disrupted in the next year

The adult social care workforce in England: Thirty-Eighth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, suggesting the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff.

The adult social care workforce in England – National Audit Office

This report considers the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now, and in

The risks to care quality and staff wellbeing of an NHS system under pressure – The Picker Institute

Report  jointly authored by The Picker Institute and The King’s Fund on the impact of pressure on staff as a result of the current pressures on the NHS.  It finds that staff experience was associated with sickness absence rates, spend on agency

Left to chance: the health and care nursing workforce supply in England – Royal College of Nursing

Report from the Royal College of Nursing that finds the current approach to workforce planning in England is fragmented and incomplete, with no clear national accountability for ensuring that nursing staff with the right skills arrive in the right parts of the health

Learning from the vanguards: staff at the heart of new care models – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This briefing looks at what the vanguards set out to achieve when it comes to involving and engaging staff in the new care models. It highlights the work some of the vanguards have been doing and shares the lessons that

Brexit and mental health – NHS Confederation Mental Health Network

This briefing outlines analysis relating to future workforce supply and legislation, research, regulation, cross border healthcare and public health.

The nursing workforce: Second Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health Committee

Report from the House of Commons Health Select Committee that finds too little attention has been given to retaining the existing nursing workforce.  It finds there are many causes for the shortfall in the nursing workforce, including workload pressures, poor access to continuing professional

The NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) Review for 2018 Written Evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care for England – Department of Health and Social Care

This is the Department of Health and Social Care’s written evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) for the 2018 to 2019 pay round.