The NHS workforce is experiencing significant challenges and urgent action is required to tackle staff shortages and increased operational pressures, which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHS E & I) have set out key priorities for 2022-23, emphasising the need to do things differently to accelerate delivery against and redoubling the commitment to strategic goals agreed in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). The Workforce Programme is strategically aligned with the AHSN Network Strategy 2021-26 to ensure that the NHS workforce priorities become more integral to our business-as-usual approach, and that as a Network we can demonstrate long-term workforce impacts and outcomes on all our national and local programmes.
Across the AHSN Network we will work collaboratively to address the national workforce challenges by delivering evidence-based innovations that realise transformational benefits for the health and care workforce, both now and for the future.
The main national objectives are:
We seek to identify workforce impacts in all programmes generated through:
Workforce is an important cross-cutting theme underpinning all national and local programmes, with the collective AHSN impact aggregated and communicated early. We collate centralised metrics as follows:
These metrics are agreed nationally across all 15 AHSNs and also implemented locally into each of the local projects we manage.
Our main local objectives are:
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