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Building workforce planning capability and capacity
Building Workforce Planning Capability and Capacity

  • Workshops and courses

  • Accredited programme

  • Tailored/bespoke programmes

  • Workforce planning competences

  • Six steps methodology to integrated workforce planning

  • Tools and resources to support

Workshops and courses to support development of workforce planning skills
Workshops and courses to support development of workforce planning skills

  • Workshops and courses

    • 1 and 2 day courses for example:

      • 1 day workshop - Introduction to Workforce Planning

      • ½ day workshop – Workforce planning for commissioners

      • 2 day course – Train the Trainer

      • 2 day workforce planning courses

    • Examples of workshops held in the North East this year:

      • 1 x 1 day workshops (July)

      • 1 x ½ day workshop for commissioners

Data modelling
Data Modelling planning skills

  • 3 day course

  • Accredited by University of Leeds (Level 7 - 15 credits)

  • Target audience

    • Those involved in workforce planning who need to develop their knowledge and understanding of demand and supply modelling and activity analysis.

  • Aim

    • To provide the opportunity to learn from expert analysts and planners, and to learn how to access a variety of tools and resources which enable the development of robust, evidence based workforce plans.

Leading and developing clinical teams
Leading and Developing Clinical teams planning skills

  • 5 day programme over 6 months

  • Delivered jointly with and accredited by Thames Valley University (Level 7 – 30 credits)

  • Target audience - Junior doctors just going into first consultant post or GP principles

  • 2nd cohort commences in January 2011

  • Aims

    • Enhance the competence and confidence of clinical leaders and provide opportunity for them to focus on current service/pathway priorities

    • Help medical staff achieve personal development targets

    • Enable participants to network with other clinical leaders within the region and develop agreed strategies for managing staff and leading change

    • To develop clinical leaders of the future and embed clinical engagement in workforce change and development

Building workforce planning capability
Building workforce planning capability planning skills

  • 5 day programme delivered over 6 months

  • Accredited by Thames Valley University (Level 7 – 20 credits)

  • Target audience – those who require an in-depth knowledge of workforce planning at operational level – pitched between Introduction to WP and PG Certificate in Strategic Workforce Planning.

  • Based on successful programme commissioned by NHS West Midlands (6 cohorts)

  • National cohort commences November 2010.


    • Understanding and using an effective framework for integrated workforce planning (Six Steps Methodology)

    • Utilising workforce data and information effectively

    • The role of patient pathway approaches to workforce design and tools to support this process (eg process mapping)

    • Creative approaches to workforce design and development, including leadership and change management

Post graduate certificate in strategic workforce planning
Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Workforce Planning planning skills

  • 1 year course

  • Workshops, assignments and work based activity

  • 6th cohort now recruiting – closing date 5th November

  • The objectives of the programme are to enable workforce planners to:

    • Connect and integrate the workforce planning function to service and financial planning

    • Respond to the complex nature of planning required to deliver the plurality of service provision

    • Move the focus away from short term planning to medium and longer term strategic planning

    • Enable consistency of approach in equipping organisation with workforce planning skills

    • Raise the profile and improve perceptions of the role of workforce planning amongst planning colleagues

Tailored bespoke programmes
Tailored /bespoke programmes planning skills

  • Tailored versions of national programmes e.g. Introduction to Workforce Planning workshops, Train the Trainer, Capability and Capacity building workshops

  • Bespoke programmes of work e.g. care pathway planning workshops, 2 day practical workshops

  • Examples of bespoke programme in North East

    • University Hospital North Tees

      • 4 x ½ day sessions

      • 3 x 2 day programmes

      • 1 x Train the Trainer (9th and 10th November)

Workforce planning competences
Workforce Planning Competences planning skills

All programme are linked to the Workforce Planning Competences

which cover:

  • Prepare for workforce planning

  • Assess workforce demand and supply

  • Develop, implement and review plans

  • Collect, analyse and present data and informaton to support workforce planning

  • Service change and innovation

  • Partnership and collaborative work

  • Personal and people development

  • Equality, diversity and rights

  • Management of resources

Six steps methodology to integrated workforce planning
Six Steps Methodology to Integrated Workforce Planning planning skills

  • All programmes and workshops are developed around this methodology

  • Adopted by social care and local authorities and NHS Scotland

  • Six Steps are:

    • Defining the plan

    • Mapping service change

    • Defining the required workforce

    • Understanding workforce availability

    • Developing an action plan

    • Implement, monitor and refresh

Thank you planning skills

Any questions?

Contact details

Liz Livermore, Divisional Manager, Capability and Capacity

[email protected]

0161 266 2251