Primary Care Workforce Strategy
Create the local healthcare workforce strategy that your community needs
We support the development of a skilled, sustainable workforce at local levels, for improved primary care services that deliver public benefit, across primary care networks and integrated care systems.
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Your local health issues are challenges we can help solve
As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we inform national, regional, and local policy based on the real-world demands of patients, whatever the setting. Addressing primary care workforce challenges is our priority, helping to better understand and support the improvement of patient care before health issues escalate to acute settings.
We understand workforce challenges at all levels of the healthcare system
Trusted by Health Education England to develop meaningful Primary Care Solutions
Developers of several national Primary Care competency frameworks
Championing the development of primary services, solving healthcare issues in the community
Able to evaluate local community health issues to understand the needs of your workforce
Applying nearly 20 years’ experience across all primary and community healthcare settings
Carefully aligning local healthcare service needs to your people
Whether you’re managing a General Practice, local care services, care in the community, or other primary care facilities, it’s important to recognise the specific health needs of your local population, carefully aligning workforce development tools, skills and training, and your potential recruitment pools to properly map the workforce that will effectively meet service needs. We can help by:
Working with you to develop a clear understanding of the health issues that matter most, and the future recruitment and skills you’ll need to meet them
Help to collaborate with other services and Primary Care Networks (PCNs) benefitting from shared knowledge and resources
Scenario-plan for the future service and workforce needs, looking ahead at the health needs in 5, 10, or 20-years
Benefit from specialist events, webinars, and resources to support workforce development working with HEE and leading NHS bodies
Book a free initial consultation
We have specialists who can meet you virtually, or face to face, to discuss your future primary care workforce development plans.
National Competency Frameworks
As the leading authority on national competency frameworks, national occupational standards, and healthcare apprenticeships, we align with national priorities from the Department for Health and Social Care and Health Education England. As pro-active partners, we support the healthcare sector to deliver high-quality, sustainable workforce skills for the future.
Research & Evaluation
Our industry-leading expertise in national and international workforce research includes robust techniques to fully evaluate workforce and healthcare service challenges, from scenario planning and labour-market intelligence to skills audits and more. Our critical evaluation solutions really get under the skin of your workforce needs.
Workforce Planning Insights & Events
Our annual programme of events, news, and insights, as well as regional and national workforce planning workshops, brings together industry leaders, share best practice, and focus on today’s real-world challenges in the health sector. Our high-calibre thought-leadership insights raise the profile of workforce planning methods and issues.
eLearning for Healthcare
As one of the UK’s leading authorities on training compliance and developers of the Core Skills Training Framework, our elearning courses are perfectly aligned to support you in effectively training and maintaining learning at pace. We also support healthcare employers to manage elearning compliance through our custom learning management system.
In health and care it’s vital that training processes meet rigorous, compliant standards and that staff have the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs to the highest possible quality. The Quality Mark kitemark gives you the reassurance needed that training has been robustly assessed to meet your exacting needs.
GPs are always busy, but workforce planning can help to alleviate the pressure points and is worth the investment of time to reap the benefits later. The sessions were engaging and transformed workforce planning from an enormous and complex thing into something doable.
Daisy Robinson, GP Partner, North Devon Primary Care Network Workforce Planning Pilot
Primary Care Workforce Planning insights
Read specialist insight pieces from some of the health sector’s leading experts – or download brochures, case studies and healthcare research reports from the Skills for Health Information Hub.