Nottinghamshire Health and
Community Workforce Team
Established in 2007, the Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care Community Workforce Team lead on Health and Social Care workforce planning, training, development and widening participation within Nottinghamshire.
When the team wanted to develop and enhance its workforce planning skills and capacity, the Prospect team was called upon to deliver its tried and tested methods.
Prospect’s approach involves using their own Population-Centric 6 Step Workforce Planning method. This flexible programme placed the needs of the service user at the heart of service design and delivery.
Using this method the aim was to develop an evidence-based, workforce plan that sets out the knowledge and skills required by the workforce, both for current and planned future service delivery.
This was to enable NWT to carry out high quality, effective care to meet service user needs.
Over a period of 12 months, managers and staff within the service took part in a process which included 4 workshops.
The Prospect model included practical tools and approaches to:
- Research the service environments
- Understand the audiences, including service users and stakeholders
- Establish a vision for the future
- Understand the current workforce profile and explore future needs.
"We would highly recommend Prospect to organisations who are seeking to develop and enhance workforce planning skills and capacity.”
Sarah Orwin, Workforce Planning Project Lead, Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care Community Workforce Team (see more of this testimonial below)
The project resulted in the team instantly identifying efficiencies and future workforce requirements as well as improving staff engagement and involvement.
The process of exploring service user, legislative and workforce needs helped Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care Community Workforce Team to highlight workforce related risks, as a result of changing service user needs, workforce skill gaps and the associations if these risks are not met.
The programme has allowed the team to align the business plans and workforce requirements in order to create a future-proof strategy.
"The Prospect Team have been a pleasure to work with; particularly their friendly,‘ can do’ attitude to developing and delivering training in a flexible, supportive manner to a diverse audience. The training sessions were delivered in a skilled and knowledgeable manner, in an open, supportive and enjoyable learning environment, and the sessions were adapted with Prospect as required to meet the needs of the various delegates in attendance.
The support that the Prospect Team have provided before, during and after the training sessions has been invaluable, particularly taking time to meet to discuss and agree the intended aims and outcomes of each training session and how these can best be achieved forall involved, and providing ongoing support and advice.We would highly recommend Prospect to organisations who are seeking to develop and enhance workforce planning skills and capacity.”
Sarah Orwin, Workforce Planning Project Lead, Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care Community Workforce Team