Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Workforce Planning In The NHS’, published today, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:
“The Kings Fund report is a useful addition to current thinking on planning the NHS workforce. Workforce planning doesn’t of course exist in isolation but is informed by clarity in service planning. It’s helpful that the new models of care – established by the Five Year Forward View – are currently being assessed for the benefit of patients.
“It’s important that any future policies support the ability of local NHS organisations to deploy staff in the best way to support high quality and efficient patient care. This will allow them to build on the examples of innovation we see across the NHS.
“NHS Employers is working with organisations across the system to increase the supply of shortage groups and to support health care providers to retain and develop their existing workforce.”