Health Professional Workforce Taskforce

Health Professionals Workforce Plan

The Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022 provides a blue print of the strategies to ensure NSW can train, recruit and retain doctors, nurses, midwives, oral health practitioners, allied health professionals and other clinical staff in order to provide health services for NSW communities.

The plan recognises that more of the same is no longer the answer and that it will be a challenge for NSW Health to build a workforce of the size required to meet forecast growth based on current health service patterns and models of care.

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Workforce horizons

Workforce horizons identify factors that will influence the future of our workforce. This method aids in workforce planning and forecasting to ensure a fit for purpose workforce.

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YourSay Workplace Culture Survey

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.

NSW Health has a range of programs to improve workplace culture:

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Rostering is the means by which we plan our daily staffing needs to match our patient care demands.

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

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Aboriginal Workforce in NSW Health

Aboriginal workforce

Aboriginal workforce strategies, programs and publications are available to assist health services to achieve the required minimum Aboriginal workforce employment rate of 2.6% while ensuring culturally safe work spaces, practices and patient environments.

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Allied health

The allied health workforce in NSW Health is a diverse group of professionals who work in a health-care team to support a person's medical care.

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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Page Updated: Tuesday 22 September 2020