Five steps for more effective workforce planning in the NHS

Published by KPMG

The 2023 HR leader's guide to NHS workforce modelling.

And an aging population means the pressure is unlikely to ease. While emerging tech can help tackle some of the issues, it also demands new skills that are in short supply.

That’s why workforce planning is so important to the NHS, and the broader health and care sector. It needs the right people with the right skills to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare needs. 

But the approaches currently being taken to workforce planning are no longer fit for purpose. Rolling forward workforce plans from previous years isn’t going to suffice. You’re going to need different skills, and demand for services will change. 

It’s time for a more scientific approach to workforce planning. And one that helps you see further into the future, and truly aligns workforce, finance and demand.

In this guide, we look at how you can do workforce planning better. And we provide the questions you should be asking to get on the right track.


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