The Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership (WDHCP) Wakefield System Workforce Team has received high commendation for their innovative approach to system workforce planning in the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards.

The HSJ Jobs award, within the category of systems workforce planning and development, aims to pinpoint projects and teams that are at the forefront of pioneering methods in system workforce planning. This entails crafting workforce strategies based on service planning that align with the health needs of the population. The objective is to forge a workforce capable of delivering health and care services on a comprehensive system-wide basis.

The Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership have forged a fresh approach to system workforce planning, integrating three pivotal delivery components:

A People Alliance is vested with the responsibility for workforce planning.

A-Pillar Leadership structure that assembles system leaders to ascertain priorities.

A dedicated project management office offering support to pillar leads in their execution.

Dr Linda Harris, Chief Executive at Spectrum Community Health CIC and Joint Workforce Senior Responsible Officer, said: “Spectrum is privileged to be part of the Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership (WDHCP) Wakefield System Workforce Team and we’re extremely proud of this accomplishment.

“This award showcased the team’s passion for our People Plan and approach and being highly commended is a fantastic achievement. Well done to the whole team and a huge congratulations!”

Phillip Marshall, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, said: “We are incredibly proud of the Wakefield System Workforce Team for receiving this recognition at the HPMA Awards and we would like to thank all our partners on the Wakefield People Alliance for their support.

“The team’s innovative approach to system workforce planning sets a remarkable example and we are excited to see how this work can further improve healthcare delivery. Congratulations to the team for their exceptional work!”