Medical specialties

Our programme of work is helping decision-makers plan for the needs of the future medical workforces in England for specialist groups including general practitioners; psychiatrists; medical ophthalmologists; obstetricians and gynaecologists; anaesthetists and intensivists; dentists; dental care professionals and workforces providing acute and other medical services.

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Endoscopy

The CfWI has been commissioned to carry out a review of the endoscopy workforce to ensure the right number of trained staff are available.

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General Surgery

The CfWI was jointly commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) to carry out a stocktake review of the general surgery workforce in England.

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GP in-depth review

In addition to supporting decision-makers on future workforce planning, our in-depth review of the GP workforce in England also assesses wider primary care delivery issues, including GP workload and regional variations in GP demand. Published in July 2014, the review builds upon our 2013 preliminary findings.

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Medical ophthalmology

Our assessment of future medical ophthalmology consultant numbers, 'Securing the future workforce supply: Medical ophthalmology stocktake' published in February 2014, is being carefully considered by decision-makers at the Department of Health and Health Education England as they make plans for future medical ophthalmological services taking into account estimates of population need and likely healthcare commissioning.

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Trauma and orthopaedic surgery

Our stocktake of the trauma and orthopaedics surgery (T&O) workforce in England makes recommendations for workforce planning, including training numbers to reduce the risk of an over or under supply of consultants and to provide a long-term view to support planning for medical schools and deaneries.

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Obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) stocktake

Health Education England and the Department of Health jointly commissioned the CfWI to conduct a stocktake of England's O&G workforce.

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Anaesthetics and intensive care medicine in-depth review

The CfWI was commissioned to conduct an in-depth review of the anaesthetic and intensive care medicine (ICM) workforces in England.

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Psychiatry in-depth review

Our in-depth review of the psychiatrist workforce in England, commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England, is aimed at supporting commissioners and workforce planners in local authorities and local education and training boards (LETBs) make decisions for a sustainable psychiatrist workforce.

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Acute medical care in-depth review

Our in-depth review of the acute medical care workforce in England is considering key drivers of demand and supply for acute medical care; workforce capacity and workload issues; and interactions between acute medical care and the geriatric and emergency medicine workforces.

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