Released in 2012 and refreshed in 2015, the Health Professionals Workforce Plan (Plan) has an important role in guiding the NSW Health system to focus on workforce planning and development against identified strategic priorities.
For November 2018 to July 2019, WPTD and Nous Group provided our stakeholders with a unique and extensive platform to capture the 'voice of the system' to align our future health workforce to meet the continued needs of the community. This included:
The Health Professionals Workforce Plan Consultation Report (Report) organises the messages emerging from the consultation process with six distinct themes and 18 different reforms ideas sitting under these themes. The Report also summarises key system-wide issues, challenges and blockers that repeatedly emerged as important in impacting the ability of NSW to achieve a fit for purpose health workforce now and into the future.
WPTD is now progressing to more specific future planning. The next phase will develop an action-oriented Plan with a two year focus and an emphasis on addressing the most pertinent system issues to 'unlock' progress for the health sector.