Workforce planning implications and learning points from the Francis report 2013
This paper is designed to contribute to this effective response by helping senior leaders in health, social care and public health to identify the key workforce implications of the Francis report. Its purpose is to inform and stimulate discussion on the changes that the Francis report recommends at a strategic level, as well as providing advice to leaders as they consider how to engage staff to bring about individual change in the workforce.
The CfWI will revisit this thinking after the Government response is published, with a specific focus on how we may further support health and social care leaders in identifying workforce implications.
This CfWI paper is not intended to replace an individual’s own reading and consideration of this landmark report (with its executive summary, three volumes and around 1800 pages); it is intended as a distillation of the 290 recommendations from a workforce perspective. We agree that there is much to learn from the narrative of the report and a great deal to reflect on in terms of people’s own work, attitudes and collective culture (Francis 2013, Executive summary, para 111).