Workforce Planning

    Welcome to Workforce Planning Process

    Workforce planning is a core process of any Human Resources function. It is shaped by organisational strategy and must be carried out as an integral part of the wider service and financial planning process.

    Please select your Board below to find out more about Workforce Planning within your Board.

    National Services Scotland

    Welcome to Workforce Planning Process

    Workforce planning is about developing an understanding of the internal and external environment and how those factors will affect your current and future workforce. It is about taking this understanding and generating intelligence to measure and compare your current workforce (supply) with your future workforce (demand) and translating this into actions that will develop and build the workforce needed to meet current and future demand. 

    The Six Steps Methodology to Integrated Workforce Planning approach was developed by the Skills for Health – Workforce Projects Team. It is a practical approach that helps guide and support managers to carry out sustainable and evidence based workforce planning. It is a process that documents the direction in which the organisation or business area within the organisation is heading and helps inform current and future workforce decisions. More information nd guidance on the workforce planning process can be found below.

    NHS Golden Jubilee

    Workforce Planning

    Workforce planning is about developing an understanding of the internal and external environment and how those factors will affect your current and future workforce. It is about taking this understanding and generating intelligence to measure and compare your current workforce (supply) with your future workforce (demand) and translating this into actions that will develop and build the workforce needed to meet current and future demand.

    The workforce plan describes the future workforce that is needed by NHS Golden Jubilee in order to provide a person-centred, safe and effective service going forward. It aims to support the Scottish Government’s “Health and Social Care Delivery Plan”. It will encompass the Scottish Government’s “Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision” and the “Staff Governance Standard Framework”. The Workforce Plan also takes account of the NHSScotland “National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan – Part 1”, which outlines the framework for improving workforce planning across Scotland. The plan also supports the Scottish Government’s “Waiting Times Improvement Plan” to make a sustainable and significant step-change on waiting times over the next three years.

    Six Steps Methodology

    Workforce planning within NHS Golden Jubilee follows the “Six Steps Methodology to Integrated Workforce Planning”, which was designed by Skills for Health as a practical approach to planning that ensures NHS Golden Jubilee has a workforce of the right size, with the right skills and competences, which supports “Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision”. The Methodology identifies elements that should be included in any workforce plan, and takes into account current and future demand for services, as well as local (and in our case regional and national) demographics:

    Step 1 Define the plan Identify the purpose and scope of the plan and establish ownership and responsibilities
    Step 2 Map the service change Identify the benefits of change, drivers and barriers. Option potential working models
    Step 3 Define the required workforce Map the new service activities, identify the skills needed and numbers of staff required
    Step 4 Understand workforce availability Map out the current workforce in terms of existing skills, demographics and supply options
    Step 5 Develop an action plan Develop a plan to deliver the right staff with the right skills in the right place and manage any changes
    Step 6 Implement, monitor and revise Revisit the six steps periodically to reflect any unplanned changes, measuring the progress of the plan against targets

    NHS Golden Jubilee's most recent workforce plans are attached below:

    Workforce Plan 2019-2020

    Workforce Plan 2018-2019

    Workforce Plan 2017-2018

    Workforce Plan 2016-2017

    The workforce plans are supported by the information contained in the workforce monitoring reports, the most recent of which are attached below:

    Workforce Monitoring Report 2019-2020

    Workforce Monitoring Report 2018-2019

    Workforce Monitoring Report 2017-2018

    Workforce Monitoring Report 2016-2017

     

    NHS 24

    The Workforce Planning process within NHS 24 aligns HR Workforce Planning, Service Planning, and Financial Planning in partnership, thus ensuring that NHS 24 has the capability, capacity and skills within the workforce to deliver a clinically safe, effective and affordable service.

    Our workforce plan has been written in line with the principles of Workforce Planning for NHS Scotland, as directed in CEL 32 (2011), which is based on the 6 Step methodology for Workforce Planning. The 6 Steps are as follows:

     

    1. Define the plan. This section should define why a workforce plan is necessary and how it will support NHS 24's corporate goals and objectives.
    2. Service Change. This section should describe the key influences on future service which the workforce will need to respond to.
    3. Defining the Workforce Requirement. This section should outline the workforce required to meet predicted service needs.
    4. Workforce Capability. This section should describe the characteristics of the current workforce and options for the management of future workforce supply.
    5. Action Plan. This section should identify any actions which the organisation intends to take to ensure that the current and future workforce is developed effectively to deliver the organisations goals. It should also detail how these actions will be progressed and managed by Boards.
    6. Implementation and Monitoring. This section should document the monitoring process for the plan through out the year.

     NHS 24's most recent Workforce Plan is attached below:

    Workforce Plan 2019/2020

    Public Health Scotland

    Welcome to Workforce Planning Process

    Workforce planning is about developing an understanding of the internal and external environment and how those factors will affect your current and future workforce. It is about taking this understanding and generating intelligence to measure and compare your current workforce (supply) with your future workforce (demand) and translating this into actions that will develop and build the workforce needed to meet current and future demand. 

    The Six Steps Methodology to Integrated Workforce Planning approach was developed by the Skills for Health – Workforce Projects Team. It is a practical approach that helps guide and support managers to carry out sustainable and evidence based workforce planning. It is a process that documents the direction in which the organisation or business area within the organisation is heading and helps inform current and future workforce decisions. More information nd guidance on the workforce planning process can be found below.