29 / 4 / 2015 Midnight
Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Workforce Planning In The NHS’, published 29 April, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:
"The King's 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."
Notes for editors:
- The NHS Employers organisation is the recognised body for employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. See www.nhsemployers.org for more information.
- Follow Danny Mortimer on Twitter at @NHSE_Danny and NHS Employers on Twitter at @nhsemployers
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