Staffing the NHS: Why we need to invest in the community workforce

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Leary, A (2019). Staffing the NHS: Why we need to invest in the community workforce. in: Martinez, C (ed.) The NHS Winter Crisis Reform. pp. 6
AuthorsLeary, A
EditorsMartinez, C
Abstract

This section of the Reformer Thoughts report addresses the crucial role of community health workers, not least district nurses, in keeping people out of hospital.
In a time of rising demand in healthcare it’s unsurprising that the perennial issue of winter pressures comes onto the radar. The recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan tried to tackle many different subjects but included relatively little on demand and no concerted effort to understand it.
If we want to salve the issue of winter pressures in the acute sector then sustainable and safe alternatives need to be found. Investing in the community
workforce could be a significant part of that solution.

Page range6
Year2019
Book titleThe NHS Winter Crisis
PublisherReform
SeriesReformer Thoughts
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Apr 2019
Accepted11 Feb 2019
Web address (URL)https://reform.uk/research/reformer-thoughts-nhs-winter-crisis
JournalReform
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CC BY-NC 4.0
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