John Coakley: what are the future challenges for the hospital workforce?

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John Coakley, Medical Director, Homerton Hospital NHS Trust, believes one of the main challenges for the hospital workforce is dealing with the chaotic work patterns and long hours seen in A&E and intensive care units. By training people to be comfortable delivering more treatment in the home, he believes we could reduce demand in hospitals, particularly for older people.

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Alison Leary

Comment date
19 December 2012
This is very interesting-I find the KF material very helpful.
A general comment-I am curious as to why there is so little on the NHS largest workforce however and its potential to address a lot of the issues around self management and management of complex care/admission avoidance.

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