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The CfWI unveils first six technical papers defining the robust workforce planning framework

Six techical papers commissioned by the Department of Health have been published today in a bid to ensure the quality and consistency of outputs and to establish an R&D capability in the CfWI.

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The CfWI unveils online 2013/14 Annual Review

We have published a comprehensive anthology of the work we carried out in 2013/14 online today.

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The CfWI is conducting obstetrics and gynaecology stocktake review

The project will look ahead to 2028 and focus on future workforce numbers and proportions

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Opportunity to participate in Skills for Care workforce pilot

Skills for Care is working with the CfWI, along with other organisations, to help develop workforce capacity planning tools and resources.

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From the publications

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Developing robust system dynamics-based workforce models: A best practice guide

This document describes a process for the development of system-dynamics-based workforce models and brings together best practices for each stage of the model development process from the literature and from practical experience of developing system dynamics models.

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Robust workforce planning: Medical model technical description

This paper describes how the robust workforce planning model was used by the government in 2011 to quantify whether the current levels of medical and dental student intakes were in line with predicted future workforce requirements and make recommendations for future intakes.

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Horizon scanning: Analysis of forces and factors

This technical paper addresses improvements to the horizon scanning stage of the CfWI robust workforce planning framework around the use of systems thinking to understand the system under investigation.

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CfWI literature review guidelines

The purpose of this summary on writing literature reviews is to support CfWI analysts delivering research and workforce intelligence in the field of health and social care. It is a brief synthesis on how to conduct a literature review.

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