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:
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:
metrics are agreed nationally across all 15 AHSNs and also implemented locally
into each of the local projects we manage.
main local objectives are:
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