Developing workforce safeguards

Safe, sustainable and productive workforce planning is critical for trusts. ‘Developing workforce safeguards’ provides a comprehensive set of guidelines on workforce planning and includes new recommendations on reporting and governance approaches.

The document also shares best practice on workforce decision-making, including stronger board engagement and is set against our existing safe staffing guidelines and resources.

From April 2019 we will be assessing all providers against their compliance with the ‘Developing workforce safeguards’ recommendations in order to support a consistent approach to workforce decision-making.

Supporting providers to deliver high quality care through safe and effective staffing.