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North West Healthcare Science Event Workforce profiling. Sorry to keep picking on pathology, but. Variation in the cost per test is (still) wide This chart shows the cost of people per test for semi-automated biochemistry tests The interquartile range shows nearly fourfold variation!.

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North west healthcare science event workforce profiling

North West Healthcare Science Event

Workforce profiling


Sorry to keep picking on pathology but

Sorry to keep picking on pathology, but . . .

  • Variation in the cost per test is (still) wide

  • This chart shows the cost of people per test for semi-automated biochemistry tests

  • The interquartile range shows nearly fourfold variation!


And this is reflected in the profile of the workforce

. . . and this is reflected in the profile of the workforce

  • Three similar trusts doing similar work


The same is true in haematology

The same is true in Haematology


And in histopathology

And in Histopathology


But less so in microbiology

But less so in Microbiology


The workforce challenge 1

The workforce challenge (1)


The workforce challenge 2

The workforce challenge (2)


Tools to help analyse the profile of the workforce

Tools to help analyse the profile of the workforce

  • There are three tools:

    • Pathology

    • Physiological sciences

    • Physical sciences and engineering

  • The tools will help you to gain the evidence you need to support your plans for the workforce. In particular, they will help you

    • to understand in some detail what your people do, and how much of their time they spend doing it

    • to pinpoint and challenge inefficiency and ineffectiveness

    • to reconfigure your workforce to concentrate on activities that add value and

    • to understand how changes in workload will translate into demand on and for the workforce


Processes activities and tasks 9 processes

Processes, activities and tasks – 9 processes

  • 01 Plan the service

  • 02 Work with users and purchasers of pathology

  • 03 Manage and develop people

  • 04 Provide the service (includes some user-defined tasks)

  • 05 Manage other resources (not people)

  • 06 Manage and administer the service

  • 07 Manage and administer quality, health and safety

  • 08 Improve the service

  • 09 Other support tasks (user-defined)


Processes activities and tasks process 04 has 10 activities

Processes, activities and tasks – Process 04 has 10 activities

  • 0401 Create samples

  • 0402 Transport samples to the laboratory

  • 0403 Prepare samples for testing

  • 0404 Perform tests

  • 0405 Interpret and communicate the result of tests

  • 0406 Dispose of samples

  • 0407 Manage and work in the mortuary

  • 0408 Manage and work in the blood bank

  • 0409 Provide other services

  • 0410 Other direct tasks (user-defined)


Processes activities and tasks activity 0404 has 6 tasks

Processes, activities and tasks – Activity 0404 has 6 tasks

  • 040401 Perform or initiate fully automated tests (automated and tracked systems)

  • 040402 Perform semi-automated tests (some automation but not, for example, tracked)

  • 040403 Perform routine manual tests

  • 040404 Perform complex manual tests

  • 040405 Perform point-of-care testing

  • 040406 Record test results


Allocate time effort to tasks

Allocate time (effort) to tasks


Create a baseline profile

Create a baseline profile


Reprofile the workforce

Reprofile the workforce


The impact of reprofiling 1

The impact of reprofiling (1)


The impact of reprofiling 2

The impact of reprofiling (2)


So what impact does a change in volume have

So what impact does a change in volume have?


The demand for each task flexes uniquely according to its sensitivity to changes in volume

The demand for each task flexes uniquely according to its sensitivity to changes in volume

  • If the volume of tests increases by 50% in Biochemistry:

    • The number of Band 2s increases by 42% (because the profile of work is highly sensitive to changes in the volume of tests)

    • The number of Band 4s hardly increases at all (because the profile of work is highly insensitive to changes in the volume of tests)


In summary

In summary


Tools to help with reprofiling

Tools to help with reprofiling

  • [email protected]

  • [email protected]

  • [email protected]


Consider reprofiling in the context of reconfiguration

Consider reprofiling in the context of reconfiguration


North west healthcare science event workforce profiling

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