Six Steps Approach To Workforce Planning - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England

About the Six Steps Approach to Workforce Planning programme

The six steps have, for several years, been widely regarded as the method used to support workforce planning in health and social care.

This e-learning programme can be used as a tool to support health and social care organisations with workforce planning. The programme is made up of six steps which will guide the health and social care professional through the principles and activities of planning.

It is aimed at anyone who engages in service redesign, restructures and reorganisations but can be appropriately scaled to suite the users’ need dependant on the size of the change.

It also is supported by a case study illustrating the steps that should be followed as part of the workforce planning process.

Meet the team

  • Mary Lewis

    Mary Lewis

    Head of Workforce Planning, Health Education England
  • Richard Collins

    Richard Collins

    Deputy Head of Workforce Planning, Health Education England
  • Clair Guy

    Clair Guy

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Six Steps Approach To Workforce Planning programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Six Steps Approach To Workforce Planning programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Six Steps Approach To Workforce Planning programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Six Steps Approach To Workforce Planning programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the e-LfH Hub.

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