The CfWI unveils first six technical papers defining the robust workforce planning framework – Centre for Workforce Intelligence [UK] – 17 April 2014
“The CfWI Research & Development (R&D) team has today published six techical papers, commissioned by the Department of Health, which have been published in a bid to ensure the quality and consistency of outputs and to establish an R&D capability in the CfWI.
The papers are the first in a series of research-format and peer-reviewed papers on areas of technical interest in workforce modelling and analysis. Six of these technical papers have now been published and made available on the CfWI website in the publications section and a new R&D-dedicated area.
A list of the six technical papers published today and a brief overview of the content is detailed below:
Robust workforce planning (RWP): an introduction – introduces the CfWI’s RWP framework and explains the key steps in the process.
RWP: examples and best practice – describes key learning points in applying the above framework across a number of projects.
RWP: medical model technical description – describes how the RWP model was used by the government in 2011 to quantify whether the current levels of medical and dental student intakes were in line with predicted future workforce requirements and make recommendations for future intakes.
Literature review guidelines – guidance to support CfWI analysts delivering research and workforce intelligence in the field of health and social care. It is a brief synthesis on how to conduct a literature review.
Horizon scanning: analysis of forces and factors – addresses improvements to the horizon scanning stage of the CfWI RWP framework around the use of systems thinking to understand the system under investigation
Developing robust system dynamics-based workforce models: a best practice guide – describes a process for the development of system-dynamics-based workforce models and brings together best practices for each stage of the model development process from the literature and from practical experience of developing system dynamics models.
More information on each of the technical papers can be found at http://www.cfwi.org.uk/our-work/research-development/cfwi-technical-paper-series.
Further technical papers will be published at a later stage; these technical papers will include an update to the RWP framework and policy analysis.”