Skill Mix to Support Productivity

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014

There is increasing recognition at a national level that our health and social care workforces need to work differently - across traditional professional boundaries, in different settings, with greater communication and integration with other services, at all levels of the career framework, with different individual skills and team skill mixes.The predicted ageing of our population, with increasingly complicated health and care needs, led to the introduction of the national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention programme (QIPP) in 2008. This challenges health and social care organisations to increase productivity and cost-effectiveness of services, while improving quality of care. 

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