To help ensure health and care services are built around the needs of people in across England, local providers and commissioners are working together to produce Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP).
These plans will show how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.
We are supporting the workforce elements of the STPs through Local Workforce Action Boards (LWABs) which will ensure that decisions about the NHS and social care workforce take place in the right place at the right time with the right people.
The LWABs are working closely with the health and social care providers and commissioners around the workforce elements of the STPs.
What will LWABs do?
LWABs have two areas of responsibility; supporting STPs across a broad range workforce and HR activity, and the local delivery of the HEE Mandate from the Department of Health and other key workforce priorities in line with national policies.
Its core functions form the pillars of the HEE offer to STPs and include:
- developing a clear understanding of the current and currently foreseeable future workforce – through robust workforce intelligence,
- a robust workforce strategy,
- a workforce transformation plan, and
- leadership and OD support to enable staff, patients and carers to confidently and competently lead change across pathways, organisations and systems.