A recent Nuffield Trust report, commissioned by NHS Employers, discussed providing NHS nursing, community and support staff with additional skills to deliver care, as a means to improving the system’s capacity to cope with increasing (and changing) patient demand. Challenges associated with the parlous state of NHS finances do not go unmentioned.
Staff engagement and reshaping the health and social care workforce – Candace Imison. [Online]: NHS England, September 13th 2016.
This relates to:
Imison, C. Castle-Clarke, S. [and] Watson, R. (2016) Reshaping the workforce to deliver the care patients need. Research report. London: Nuffield Trust, May 2016.
Triggle, N. (2016). ‘Train NHS staff’ to plug doctor gaps, bosses say. London: BBC Health News, May 17th 2016.
Earlier, also possibly of interest:
Triggle, N. (2016). NHS short of front-line staff after bad planning, say MPs. London: BBC Health News, May 10th 2016.