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Skilled Workforce

'A better future is possible – and with the right changes, right partnerships, and right investments we know how to get there. That’s because there is broad consensus on what that future needs to be….One that recognises that we cannot deliver the necessary change without investing... Read more

Skilled Workforce

'A better future is possible – and with the right changes, right partnerships, and right investments we know how to get there. That’s because there is broad consensus on what that future needs to be….One that recognises that we cannot deliver the necessary change without investing in our current and future workforce' an extract from the NHS Five Year Forward View

ESR supports the Five Year Forward View and acts as a valuable tool in supporting your HR strategies to address the workforce business challenge.

The NHS ESR Programme recognises that, as employers, you are responsible for ensuring you have sufficient staff with the right skills to care for your patients. It is evident that patients’ needs and expectations are changing, so it is essential for NHS organisations to understand their current and future workforce needs. This will help ensure that you have sufficient and appropriately educated, trained and skilled staff in place to deliver high quality patient care.

With increasing demand on NHS budgets how do you respond to these challenges?...The ESR workforce solution can help you.

ESR supports Learning and Development strategies by offering you a full learning management system, to manage all the clinical and non-clinical training needs of your existing and emerging workforce. Coupled with powerful business intelligence reporting ESR provides you and your education and leadership teams with the tools you require to manage compliance, effectively plan your educational offering, and respond to the skills requirements to meet the changing demands of the service.

This interactive tool will help you understand how ESR can support you in providing a skilled workforce.  For a consolidated version of the information contained within this segment, please download the 'Executive Summary', located at the bottom of the page under 'Latest Resources'.

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Business Challenges

When assessing the skill-mix of your workforce, the following questions are relevant and can be addressed by using ESR:

  1. Do you know your current and future workforce needs?

  2. Are you providing the right level of training, to the right staff, at the right time, to meet the needs of the service?

  3. Is your training content up to date to meet the latest regulations?

  4. Does your training schedule respond to the training needs of your workforce that varies throughout the year?

  5. Are you nurturing your workforce to work responsively, in a range of settings, and across organisational and professional boundaries?

  6. Do you have the workforce intelligence to respond to the changing landscape of the NHS, including new models of care and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships?

Latest Resources

To discuss the functionality available in ESR, to undertake an ESR Assessment on your current and potential usage, or for further information, advice and support please contact your local NHS ESR Functional Account Manager.