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Workforce Planning in NHS – Briefing Paper

This briefing provides a summary of the 46 page original Kings Fund report into a shorter digest that we hope will be useful for NHS and voluntary sector providers who are considering current and future workforce planning.

This paper describes the current NHS workforce in three key areas:

  • mental health,
  • general practice
  • community nursing

and tries to address the need to build an understanding of the entire clinical workforce, including staff in temporary roles and those employed by non-NHS providers.

We have included a summary of the content relating to mental health and GPs as all children and young people need access to good primary care. The points included on community nursing will all be relevant to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

The guide is available as a free download using the link on this page.

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