Publication - Strategy/plan

Better Health, Better Care: Planning Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Published: 14 Dec 2007
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9780755955879

Strategic direction for workforce planning in NHSScotland

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Contents
Better Health, Better Care: Planning Tomorrow's Workforce Today
ANNEX B ACTION PLAN FOR 2008

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ANNEX B
ACTION PLAN FOR 2008

This section summarises the actions presented in the previous sections.

Chapter 2

Action

Responsibility

1

NHS Boards to ensure workforce plans are fully aligned in support of service delivery that meets the needs of patients.

NHS Boards

2

NHS Education for Scotland and NHS Boards to focus on service redesign, new roles, role development and new ways of working to provide more effective utilisation of the current workforce.

NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Boards

3

NHS Boards to work with NHS Education for Scotland and other educational partners to ensure educational support priorities reflect workforce development requirements.

NHS Boards
NHS Education for Scotland and other educational partners

4

NHS Boards to ensure future workforce planning is based upon the delivery of services focused on patient need.

NHS Boards

5

NHS Boards, Scottish Government and ISD Scotland to work together to improve intelligence held on primary care workforce.

NHS Boards
Scottish Government
ISD Scotland

6

NHS Boards and NHS Education for Scotland to focus on service redesign, new roles and role development, and different ways of working that will enable shifts in the balance of care.

NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Boards

7

NHS Boards to build on current productivity and efficiency efforts, including pay modernisation benefits realisation.

NHS Boards

Chapter 3

Action

Responsibility

8

NHS Boards to ensure workforce plans fully aligned with financial plans to demonstrate that staff projections are both affordable and sustainable.

NHS Boards

9

NHS Boards and NHS Education for Scotland to work together to ensure skills and expertise of staff meet patient need.

NHS Boards
NHS Education for Scotland

10

NHS Boards and the Scottish Government to work together to identify professional groups that are appropriate for statutory professional regulation.

NHS Boards
Scottish Government

11

NHS Education for Scotland to continue to develop links with NHS Boards and Higher Education Institutions to ensure education and training provision reflects the needs of the workforce.

NHS Education for Scotland

12

NHS Education for Scotland to continue to develop wider education and training provision to ensure that this meets the needs of the whole workforce.

NHS Education for Scotland

Chapter 4

Action

Responsibility

13

NHS Boards and Regions to continue to embed their workforce planning processes and publish their annual plans.

NHS Boards and Regions

14

Regional Workforce Directors to lead developments around how best to capture headline information data on staff groups over the short to medium term.

Regional Workforce Directors

15

Scottish Government and ISD Scotland to work together to better align planning and data gathering cycles.

Scottish Government
ISD Scotland

16

NHS Boards and ISD Scotland to work together to improve quality and consistency across workforce and financial planning data, including ensuring a robust baseline for workforce planning.

NHS Boards
ISD Scotland

17

Regional Workforce Directors and NHS Education for Scotland to work together to plan and deliver a programme to develop workforce capabilities across NHS Boards.

Regional Workforce Directors
NHS Education for Scotland