Welcome to the CfWI website

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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The CfWI to carry out general surgery stocktake

The new review is intended to provide an evidence base to support planning for general surgery training in England.

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Horizon Scanning team publish 'Horizon 2035: The Context' presentation

The new presentation from the CfWI Horizon Scanning team tells the workforce story of the last 20 years.

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New Care Act workforce planning tools launched

Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care have launched new workforce capacity planning tools to help employers prepare for the implementation of the Care Act in April 2015.

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New workforce review published

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) today publishes a new stocktake review – the full report is in the publications shown below

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From the publications

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Securing the future workforce supply: trauma and orthopaedic surgery stocktake

The CfWI has estimated the future level of workforce supply that would enable current levels of trauma and orthopaedic surgery per patient to be maintained, and the number of higher specialty training numbers required to ensure that supply is broadly in balance with expected patient demand by the end of 2028.

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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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