Workforce planning for health, public health and social care

Information for national workforce planning decisions.

The Department of Health, Public Health England and Health Education England provide information (also referred to as ‘workforce intelligence’) to the health and care system to inform workforce planning decisions at a national and local level.

The Department of Health shares workforce planning information with the European Union.

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This service was previously provided by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI). You can read CfWI’s past publications on the National Archives website.


  1. Gastrointestinal endoscopy workforce supply review
  2. Sonography workforce supply review
  3. Horizon 2035, future demand for skills: initial results
  4. Understanding the wider public health workforce in England
  5. Review of the infection prevention and control nurse workforce
  6. Public health knowledge and intelligence workforce
  7. Review of the anaesthetics and intensive care medicine workforce
  8. Stocktake of the obstetrics and gynaecology workforce
  9. In-depth review of the psychiatrist workforce
  10. Mapping the core public health workforce
  11. Stocktake of the dental care professionals workforce
  12. In-depth review of the general practitioner workforce
  13. Public health consultant and specialist survey 2013
  14. Creating a more integrated healthcare workforce
  15. Challenges facing health, social care and public health
  16. Strategic review of the future pharmacist workforce
  17. Strategic review of the future nursing workforce
  18. Future nursing workforce projections
  19. Psychological therapies workforce review
  20. Making the most of allied health professionals
  21. Strategic review of the medical and dental student intakes
  22. Stocktake of the clinical radiology workforce
  23. Workforce risks and opportunities: occupational therapists
  24. Starting the debate on the future consultant workforce
  25. Summary of the 'shape of the medical workforce' reports
  26. Recommendations for medical training and recruitment
Published 15 March 2016