The Importance of Information Sharing
Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership
Ben Manser, Strategic Workforce Planner
Through NHS Long Term plan and the People Plan working planning is now taking a more centre stage. This project shows the importance of information sharing and data analysis in workforce planning in Northamptonshire via the workforce dashboard.
All NHS and local authority providers signed up including primary care, the East Midlands Ambulance Service and private providers to provide quarterly information on staff in post, leavers and starters, absence, turnover and so on. This allows the Northamptonshire system to plan the workforce, using modelling tools to assess supply against demand.
· Clinical placement data shared with university provider and training hubs to plan workforce growth and intakes
· Turnover data helps with retention strategy
· Helped with primary care workforce planning to meet targets
· Aim to work with public health to link patient health data with workforce data to create joined-up approach.
The judges were really impressed by the ambition, scope and scale of this project. The team overcame the challenge of securing and working with data from various organisations keeping a focus on the long-term impact and potential of this project.