Securing the future workforce supply: Obstetrics and gynaecology stocktake
The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and Health Education England (HEE) to conduct a stocktake review of the obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) workforce in England. The review has a particular focus on fully trained obstetricians and gynaecologists with a certificate of completion of training (CCT holders), typically employed as consultants.
The CfWI has estimated the future level of workforce supply that would be needed to maintain current levels of O&G service on a per-patient basis. It has also considered the number of higher specialty training numbers required to ensure supply is broadly in balance with expected patient demand by the end of the projection period (2028). Additionally, the CfWI has also provided an estimate about the O&G workforce that would be required to deliver a robust consultant-led seven-day service.