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The CfWI is a key contributor to the planning of future workforce requirements for health, public health and social care in England. We are commissioned by the Department of Health, as well as Health Education England and Public Health England, to look at specific workforce groups and pathways, and to provide materials, tools and resources to inform workforce planning policy decisions at a national and local level.

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CfWI unveils new public health project

The CfWI has launched a new project focusing on the public health knowledge and intelligence workforce.

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The CfWI unveils three new technical papers including new look for the robust workforce planning framework

The CfWI Research & Development (R&D) team has today launched three technical papers, commissioned by the Department of Health, including revisions to our robust workforce planning framework.

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CfWI assisting with upcoming healthcare science training capacity survey

The CfWI and Health Education England are developing a survey, due to be launched in the autumn.

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New graphic: Innovative research and development at the CfWI

Innovative R&D informs all our programmes and projects, and is driven by four components: research, testing, application and dissemination.This diagram illustrates some of these activities in each area of the CfWI Robust Workforce Planning Framework.

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From the publications

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Robust workforce planning framework: Update from practice

This paper reviews the latest development and provides a revision to the robust workforce planning framework. The structure is unchanged but each stage now reflects practical experiences from projects, and key findings from our research and technical papers.

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Policy analysis: Applying robust decision-making to the workforce planning framework

The literature review in this technical paper provides an introduction to the subject of long-term policy analysis and its specific NHS workforce planning context in the UK, allowing the reader to clearly see the links between the CfWI’s methodology and the wider robust decision-making process.

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Scenario generation: Enhancing scenario generation and quantification

The CfWI has investigated how the scenario generation process can be improved. Several new approaches have been successfully trialled and tested on the Horizon 2035 project, and the findings are reported in this publication.

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In-depth review of the general practitioner workforce

The CfWI was commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England to conduct an in-depth review of the general practitioner workforce in England. This is a medium-term strategic review looking ahead to 2030, designed to provide an evidence base for forecasting workforce demand and supply.

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