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How can the workforce be used to address the challenges facing emergency departments?

The workforce in emergency departments may need to adopt new ways of working, with different skill mixes, to minimise some of the current challenges faced by emergency departments meeting demands.

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How can we promote diffusion and adoption of technology and innovation across the workforce?

Future technologies will need a strong evidence case to demonstrate potential cost savings to facilitate strategic decision-making about investment.

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The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce

The study was prepared in conjunction with the University of Manchester to consider new and emerging technologies likely to impact the future health and care workforce.

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How could the community workforce alleviate some of the pressure on general practitioners and improve joint working across primary and community care?

Primary care faces challenges ahead as a result of the ageing population, rising patient expectations, increase in complex comorbidities, and the financial climate.

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How do we achieve effective safeguarding across health and social care?

Big picture challenges, such as an ageing population, may increase the numbers of people who need effective safeguarding: those ‘whose circumstances make them particularly vulnerable to abuse, neglect or harm’ (Care Quality Commission, 2013).

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What leaders will we need to address the big picture challenges?

Leaders need high-quality intelligence on the big picture challenges to inform decision-making.

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What does a flexible workforce look like?

Ensuring a flexible workforce that can adapt to changing requirements is essential in order to meet several big picture challenges.

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What does 24/7 working mean for the workforce?

Although there is a strong case for moving towards 24/7 working, implementation is a hurdle.

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How can band 1-4 staff be utilised to improve workforce productivity and meet demand?

Given the dual challenges around increasing demand and constrained resources, we need to consider how to change the skill mix of the workforce to use existing resources more effectively, to increase productivity and the quality of care.

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What role will informal carers have in meeting future demand?

The current trends and wider impacts around informal carers must be considered due to the big picture challenges, particularly in the context of an ageing population and an ageing workforce.

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