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General Practice workforce planning tool

Published: 13 November, 2014

A new online tool for data collection has been designed by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) to help create a reliable database on the workforce in General Practices. The tool collects and records primary care workforce information; data is then analysed in quarterly reports and fed back to practices and CCGs.

The information collected from primary care practice staff includes GPs, nurses, direct patient care workers, practice management and apprentices. This information is used by HEYH to:

  1. Invest in training and education in primary care
  2. Support GP practices to improve their local workforce planning
  3. Help commissioners of services to understand the current and future workforce challenges in primary care.

HEYH is gaining a better understanding of the workforce capacity and capability in the region, which will help to commission the right training and development opportunities as well as invest in workforce initiatives tailored to primary care that deliver real benefits to patients.


Last updated: 13 November, 2014

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