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Workforce Signpost Guides

The Workforce Signpost Guides support UK children’s palliative care services with workforce issues – to support the development, quality and sustainability of the children’s palliative care workforce. The nursing workforce shortage in the UK is having a significant impact on voluntary sector children’s palliative care services, and these guides give practical input on how services can react to the nursing shortage.

Containing contributions from experts with a national and international perspective, including human resources professionals and leaders of care, higher education and statutory services, we have produced two separate guides:

  1. The Succession Planning guide discusses succession planning in the sector, which if implemented successfully will promote continuity in leadership positions, increased retention rates and staff loyalty.
  2. The Overseas Recruitment of Nurses guide shares the experience of a children’s palliative care organisation that has recruited nurses from overseas on a number of occasions, as well as background info on the issue, and signposts to other helpful resources

Both guides are available as free downloads using the links on this page.