HSE – Inaugural Strategic Workforce Planning Conference
The Health Service ‘People Strategy’ sets out to develop an integrated multi-disciplinary workforce planning framework based on best practice to add value, attract and retain talent and deliver on organisational goals. Working Together for Health – A National Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning, (Nov 2017), sets out an 18 month action plan in collaboration with the Strategic Workforce Planning and Intelligence Unit.
The unit held their Inaugural Strategic Workforce Planning Conference on 20 February 2019. The conference provided the opportunity to both learn from, and engage with, national and international speakers. It was fully booked and well received by all, with very positive feedback.
The conference provided interesting insights into health workforce challenges, regional and national policies, international and national research, and practice in other jurisdictions being used to address and respond to these challenges. It also provided the platform to build on work to date by supporting and strengthening the strategic workforce planning agenda, and by bringing together key stakeholders across the health sector.