Recession, recovery and the changing labour market context of the NHS
A CfWI report in collaboration with the University of Manchester to provide managers and workforce planners with evidence to inform their choices when addressing workforce challenges.
This briefing synthesises findings on the changing labour market within the NHS, drawing on research conducted by Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester.
It helps identify some of the key implications for workforce planners and human resources managers in the NHS, including
- increasing unemployment and fewer opportunities in the wider labour market, which could reduce both turnover and some staff shortages in NHS labour supply
- the development of strategies to attract EEA migrant labour
- increased opportunities for women, partly as a result of past changes to the welfare and benefit system.
It also highlights the need to continue to monitor the situation regarding
- the changing labour market
- further welfare reform which may shift financial incentives
- the impact of immigration policy developments on labour market needs by occupations, professional groups, service pathways and region.