It has at its very heart the principle of putting the service user at the centre of everything we do and creating and developing a workforce that works in a system wide way to deliver seamless care. The challenges of facilitating the required cultural shift within the context of the quadruple aims of: improving population health, enhancing the quality of care whilst reducing cost/achieving financial sustainability as well as improving the health and well-being of the workforce should not be underestimated - it also provides an opportunity.
The IWP has worked collaboratively to build a workforce strategy that is co-created and co designed by partners within and across the health and care system. It brings together the challenges, key priorities, good practice and potential workforce solutions from a wide range of health and care sectors and patient pathways. It provides an overarching, system wide strategy that has been shaped, tested and refined over time by a wide range of people.