Integration and the development of the workforce

Skills for Health, March 2017

This working paper reveals how integration of the fields of health and social care will require organisations to break down traditional barriers in how care is provided. It details how workforce development plays a crucial role in successful integration.

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Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes

Department for Work and Pensions, December 2016

The government asked Professor Dame Carol Black to undertake an independent review into how best to support people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, or are obese, to start, return or remain in work.

This review provides an evidence-based analysis of the factors that stand in the way of employment and recommends practical interventions to help overcome them.

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Consultation: Work, health and disability: improving lives

Department for Work and Pensions, November 2016

The Department for Work and PensionsĀ are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

The consultation closes on 17th February 2017.

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Click here to respond to the Consultation.

Unheeded warnings: health care in crisis: the UK nursing labour market review 2016

Royal College of Nursing, October 2016

This research highlights risks to the future nursing supply in England as it finds that half of nurses are aged 45 or over and are within ten years of being eligible for early retirement. In comparison, a decade ago just a third of the nursing workforce was aged 45 or over. The report calls on the government to scrap the pay cap for NHS staff to help to alleviate the retention crisis.

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