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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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How can we recruit and retain sufficient domiciliary care workers to meet future demand?

Meeting the big picture challenges of an ageing population, future demand, and the personalisation agenda may involve the expansion of domiciliary care.

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Future workforce matters: Issue 4

The latest news digest from the CfWI Horizon Scanning team with a focus on integrated care.

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Horizon 2035: Health and Care Workforce Futures

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) Horizon Scanning team has launched the project, ‘Horizon 2035: Health and Care Workforce Futures’ - designed to consider different 20-year views of the health, public health and social care workforce.

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