The Workforce Planning and Development Branch have undertaken a number of allied health projects in alignment with strategies within the Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022 including:
- Planning for small but critical workforces
- Work mapping to identify and forecast health service delivery requirements towards 2030
- Considering workforce implications of changing models of care and build multi-faceted and multi-owned solutions to workforce development
Small but critical workforces
The Health Professionals Workforce plan identifies a number of small but critical workforces that require attention in order to meet the needs of a changing health care service in NSW. Small but critical workforces are defined as:
'Workforces which contribute critical and essential elements of a comprehensive health service, and are currently experiencing threats to meet systems needs now and into the future.'
Further information can be found below in relation to specific projects completed under the small but critical workforce strategy.
Allied Health Workforce Mapping Projects
The Workforce Planning and Development Branch is undertaking workforce planning projects for allied health in NSW to identify the workforce requirements to 2030, which aligns with action 7.8 of the Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022. Phase one of these projects involves horizon scanning to identify the roles of allied health professions, challenges and drivers that are expected to influence the role of these workforces in the future. Phase 2 of these projects involves scenario generation that will be used to drive the workforce modelling. Further information about projects already undertaken are detailed below.