The importance of workforce planning in the NHS in the 1990s

Philip Gill (Philip Gill is Director, Quadra Consulting, London, UK)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Considers a variety of pressures, both internal and external to the National Health Service, which in recent years have ostensibly increased the importance of sound workforce planning initiatives. These include, among others: skill shortage; the drive towards cost‐efficiency and effectiveness; an altered philosophy of care through new technology; the development of competence‐based training initiatives; nationwide demographic changes; and the need to develop identifiable skill shortages. Presents reprofiling (skills alignment with organizational needs) and skill mix and distribution as useful approaches to workforce planning and concludes with a brief consideration of implications for planners of professional boundaries and changed educational priorities for health service personnel.



Gill, P. (1996), "The importance of workforce planning in the NHS in the 1990s", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 21-25.

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