Planning is a must for health’s future workforce

However, I also recognise their anxiety – will there be jobs, and will those jobs be satisfying? Healthcare systems are undergoing potentially seismic changes, and there is an undeniable need to plan for a workforce to best serve new models of care. In such circumstances change is inevitable.

Health service planning is not new. The historic evolution of health professional groups was serendipitous, shaped by patient choice, professional aspiration and service availability. Early healthcare models revolved around recognition of illness patterns and