Changing professional roles infographics

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Part of Time to Think Differently

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  • Posted:Thursday 21 February 2013

Our new set of infographics considers how professional roles in health and social care might change in the future, and looks at the important role that volunteers and unpaid carers play too.

These infographics are for you to use and share – please just mention The King's Fund when you do so.

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David O'Regan

Lead Cardiac Surgery,
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Comment date
21 February 2013
Great thinkers and comment

Jonathan Pitts Crick

Bristol Heart Institute
Comment date
22 February 2013
The claim of an "over-supply" of consultants (compared with need) bears no relation to the real NHS world of waiting lists, reduced junior staff hours, and the move towards 24/7 consultant delivered service.

Clearly the money spent on the King's Fund would be better used to fund more consultant posts.

Michael Dimov

Lead Clinician,
SEPT - NHS Foundation Trust
Comment date
18 April 2013
Data suggests that there will be an oversupply of trainee doctors for limited consultants posts and a shortage of nursing staff. Yet, other publications support the development of specialist, non-medical roles such as assistant physicians, etc. Research and dialogue seem to focus entirely on acute care, while given changing demographics and disease patterns most care will be delivered in the community. The community workforce will have very different needs and generically trained staff will be required to work alongside fewer, specialist nurses.

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