Today's workforce is facing a number of challenges. Training and development focuses on episodic care, but the greatest demand on services comes from older people who require integrated, long-term health and social care. There is a mismatch between the location of the current workforce and where care is needed, and both the NHS and social care sector require multi-skilled staff to work across boundaries.
Our latest Perspectives paper explores these challenges and offers practical suggestions to address them.
No. of pages: 10
This is the second in a series of four papers that aim to crystallise ideas for change in areas where, we believe, new thinking is required. The first paper asked whether NHS buildings were obstacles or opportunities, and subsequent papers will focus on the use of technology; and the role of patients and service users. The papers draw on ideas generated by seminars, discussions with experts and feedback from the Time to Think Differently programme.