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Safe and effective staffing in health and social care: analysis of responses

An analysis of responses received to the discussion document on safe and effective staffing in health and social care.


Annex B - Data Tables

Question 1a: Do you think it is important to have a coherent legislative framework across health and social care to underpin workforce planning and appropriate staffing in health and social care?

Yes No No Answer Total If Yes, how important?
extremely important very important moderately important slightly important not at all important No Answer
Individual 37 5 0 42 28 9 0 0 0 0
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 2 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 0
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
NHS Body or Board 6 0 2 8 5 1 0 0 0 0
Other public body 4 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 1
Professional college, body, group or union 6 1 1 8 1 5 0 0 0 0
Total 59 9 5 73 38 15 5 0 1 1
% of those answering 87% 13% 100% 66% 26% 9% 0% 2%
% of those answering - Individuals 88% 12% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 85% 15% 100%

Question 2a: What is your view of the proposal that there should be guiding principles for workforce planning to provide NHS Boards and care service providers with a foundation on which to base their staffing considerations?

Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree No Answer Total
Individual 31 8 1 1 0 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 2 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 6 2 0 0 0 0 8
Other public body 2 2 0 0 1 0 5
Professional college, body, group or union 2 4 0 0 1 1 8
Total 45 20 1 1 2 4 73
% of those answering 65% 29% 1% 1% 3% 100%

Question 2ci: Workforce planning must ensure an appropriate number and mix of staff to provide high quality services.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 37 2 1 2 0 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 3 1 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 7 1 0 0 0 8
Other public body 2 2 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 4 2 0 0 2 8
Total 57 8 1 2 5 73
% of those answering 84% 12% 1% 3% 100%

Question 2cii: Workforce planning must ensure an appropriate number and mix of staff to provide effective and efficient use of resources.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 29 11 1 1 0 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 2 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 6 2 0 0 0 8
Other public body 1 3 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 2 4 0 0 2 8
Total 44 22 1 1 5 73
% of those answering 65% 32% 1% 1% 100%

Question 2ciii: Workforce planning must ensure an appropriate number and mix of staff to provide services that meet service user needs.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 33 6 1 2 0 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 3 1 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 8 0 0 0 0 8
Other public body 3 1 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 5 1 0 0 2 8
Total 56 9 1 2 5 73
% of those answering 82% 13% 1% 3% 100%

Question 2civ: Workforce planning must ensure an appropriate number and mix of staff to provide services that respect the dignity and rights of service users.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 33 6 1 2 0 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 7 1 0 0 0 8
Other public body 2 2 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 5 1 0 0 2 8
Total 55 10 1 2 5 73
% of those answering 81% 15% 1% 3% 100%

Question 3a: What is your view on the proposed requirements for Health Boards?

Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree No Answer Total
Individual 21 12 6 0 1 2 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 0 1 2 0 0 3 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 1 6 0 0 1 0 8
Other public body 0 1 2 0 0 2 5
Professional college, body, group or union 1 2 3 0 0 2 8
Total 25 24 13 0 2 9 73
% of those answering 39% 38% 20% 0% 3% 100%

Question 4: Do you agree with the proposed role for the Care Inspectorate in leading work, with the social care sector, to develop workforce planning tools for application in specified settings, where there is an identified need?

Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree No Answer Total
Individual 18 14 8 0 1 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 2 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 1 5 1 0 0 1 8
Other public body 2 2 0 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 0 1 2 2 0 3 8
Total 24 25 11 4 1 8 73
% of those answering 37% 38% 17% 6% 2% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 44% 34% 20% 0% 2% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 25% 46% 13% 17% 0% 100%

Question 4b: Do you think that social work should be included within the scope of this legislation (while there is currently no proposal to include social work, this could be considered for inclusion at a later stage)?

Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree No Answer Total
Individual 19 15 5 1 1 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 0 2 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 1 5 2 0 0 0 8
Other public body 0 2 1 1 1 0 5
Professional college, body, group or union 1 1 2 0 1 3 8
Total 24 24 12 4 3 6 73
% of those answering 36% 36% 18% 6% 4% 100%

Question 5ai: How important do you consider the suggestion . . . To work with employers/service providers and commissioners from the sector to identify and agree specified settings where there is a need for the development of workforce planning tools and methodologies.

very important important not very important not important at all not desirable No Answer Total
Individual 24 15 0 0 2 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 4 3 0 0 0 1 8
Other public body 3 1 0 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 2 3 0 0 0 3 8
Total 41 22 0 0 2 8 73
% of those answering 63% 34% 0% 0% 3% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 59% 37% 0% 0% 5% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 71% 29% 0% 0% 0% 100%

Question 5aii: How important do you consider the suggestion . . . To work with service providers and commissioners from the appropriate parts of the sector to develop and validate workforce planning tools and methodologies to demonstrate that they are practicable and beneficial for specific settings.

very important important not very important not important at all not desirable No Answer Total
Individual 27 13 0 0 1 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 5 2 0 0 0 1 8
Other public body 3 1 0 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 4 1 0 0 0 3 8
Total 47 17 0 0 1 8 73
% of those answering 72% 26% 0% 0% 2% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 66% 32% 0% 0% 2% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 83% 17% 0% 0% 0% 100%

Question 5aiii: How important do you consider the suggestion . . . To consult with the sector before a requirement to use validated workforce planning tools and methodologies is confirmed in regulations.

very important important not very important not important at all not desirable No Answer Total
Individual 23 14 0 0 4 1 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 6 1 0 0 0 1 8
Other public body 2 1 0 0 1 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 5 0 0 0 0 3 8
Total 43 17 0 0 5 8 73
% of those answering 66% 26% 0% 0% 8% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 56% 34% 0% 0% 10% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 83% 13% 0% 0% 4% 100%

Question 6i: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Dedicated central expertise for the identification of specified settings where the development of workload and workforce planning tools and methodologies would be practicable and beneficial.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 16 11 4 0 11 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 3 0 1 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 4 2 0 0 2 8
Other public body 2 1 0 0 2 5
Professional college, body, group or union 3 1 0 1 3 8
Total 32 15 5 1 20 73
% of those answering 60% 28% 9% 2% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 52% 35% 13% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 73% 18% 5% 5% 100%

Question 6ii: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Additional resource for the Care Inspectorate to enable the proposed functions.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 16 15 8 0 3 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 2 1 1 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 0 1 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 3 3 0 0 2 8
Other public body 2 2 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 4 1 0 0 3 8
Total 30 23 9 0 11 73
% of those answering 48% 37% 15% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 41% 38% 21% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 61% 35% 4% 0% 100%

Question 6iii: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Training for key personnel in the sector in the development of workforce planning approaches.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 26 10 3 0 3 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 6 0 0 0 2 8
Other public body 3 1 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 5 0 0 0 3 8
Total 48 11 3 0 11 73
% of those answering 77% 18% 5% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 67% 26% 8% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 96% 4% 0% 0% 100%

Question 6iv: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Dedicated resource for service providers who engage in the development and validation of approaches, tools and methodologies.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 22 13 2 0 5 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 5 0 1 0 2 8
Other public body 3 1 0 0 1 5
Professional college, body, group or union 5 0 0 0 3 8
Total 43 14 3 0 13 73
% of those answering 72% 23% 5% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 59% 35% 5% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 91% 4% 4% 0% 100%

Question 6v: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Training for key personnel in specified services once validated tools and methodologies are confirmed through regulations.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 28 9 2 0 3 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 3 0 0 0 0 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 4 0 0 0 2 6
NHS based professional group or committee 1 0 0 0 0 1
NHS Body or Board 4 2 0 0 2 8
Other public body 3 0 0 0 2 5
Professional college, body, group or union 4 0 0 0 4 8
Total 47 11 2 0 13 73
% of those answering 78% 18% 3% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Individuals 72% 23% 5% 0% 100%
% of those answering - Organisations 90% 10% 0% 0% 100%

Question 6vi: What support do you think will be required / most useful . . . Other.

Very important Important Not very important Not important at all No Answer Total
Individual 10 0 1 0 31 42
Health & Social Care Partnership 1 0 0 0 2 3
Independent or Third sector health or social care organisation or committee 1 1 0 0 4 6
NHS based professional group or committee 0 0 0 0 1 1
NHS Body or Board 4 0 0 0 4 8
Other public body 1 0 0 0 4 5
Professional college, body, group or union 0 0 0 0 8 8
Total 17 1 1 0 54 73
% of those answering 89% 5% 5% 0% 100%

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