Workforce planning

Workforce planning is how we ensure NSW Health trains, recruits and retains a ‘fit for purpose’ workforce. This is an ongoing process to anticipate future service demands and supply challenges and develop strategies to address them.

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NSW Health Workforce Plan 2022-2032

The NSW Health Workforce Plan 2022-2032 outlines priorites, outcomes and activities that will support the state’s health workforce to deliver safe, reliable and person-centred care.

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Workplace culture

Workplace culture is key to the wellbeing of staff and to delivering the best outcomes for our patients.

Our workplaces strive to embody NSW Health's CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

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Aboriginal workforce

NSW Health develops workforce strategies, programs and publications to assist health services to support Aboriginal workforce growth, capability and supply while ensuring culturally safe work spaces, practices and patient environments.

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Allied health

Allied health professionals provide services to enhance and maintain function of their patients within a range of settings including hospitals, private practice, community health and in-home care.

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Medical workforce

NSW Health provides quality training and support for doctors through a wide range of projects, policies and strategies for prevocational, college accredited trainees and trainees working in unaccredited training positions.

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Rostering is how we plan our daily staffing needs to match our patient care demands.

Effective rostering ensures that a skilled workforce is available to deliver patient care services as efficiently as possible.

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Safe Staffing Levels

NSW Health is implementing significant enhancements to the nursing and midwifery workforce with the introduction of ratios and additional supplementary roles.

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Talent management

Talent management is a key priority area for NSW Health. We want to attract the best quality people and provide opportunities so that those with the greatest potential are enabled to deliver positive outcomes for our patients, communities and people.

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Future Workforce

The Future Workforce Unit leads the discussion and shapes the vision for the future NSW Health workforce.

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Workforce modelling

Workforce modelling maps the current and forecast labour pool for a specialty or profession against projected demand.

Models are used to highlight specialties and career opportunities looking over a decade into the future.

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Current as at: Friday 8 March 2024