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Applying system dynamics and systems thinking methods to the development of robust workforce policies for the health and social care system in England

Applying system dynamics and systems thinking methods to the development of robust workforce... The Centre for Workforce Intelligence has developed a framework to inform workforce policies that take into account the uncertainty associated with the future. The framework is based on systems thinking principles and system dynamics simulation, and integrates horizon scanning, scenario generation and workforce modelling. The framework has been applied since 2012 to over 12 different workforce studies, representing over 2.5 million employees in the English health and social care system. This paper describes the framework and in particular how systems thinking and system dynamics simulation are used within the framework. The paper also provides two case studies illustrating the application in support of policy analysis. Keywords: healthcare; social care; workforce planning; systems thinking; ST; system dynamics; SD; policy analysis. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Cave, S. and Willis, G. (2016) ` to the development of robust workforce policies for the health and social care system in England', Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.239­257. Biographical notes: Siôn Cave has over 15 years expertise in the application of systems modelling and simulation within the public and private sectors. He has worked across numerous organisations including the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, technology http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies Inderscience Publishers

Applying system dynamics and systems thinking methods to the development of robust workforce policies for the health and social care system in England

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
1751-0589
eISSN
1751-0597
DOI
10.1504/IJASS.2016.079093
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Abstract

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence has developed a framework to inform workforce policies that take into account the uncertainty associated with the future. The framework is based on systems thinking principles and system dynamics simulation, and integrates horizon scanning, scenario generation and workforce modelling. The framework has been applied since 2012 to over 12 different workforce studies, representing over 2.5 million employees in the English health and social care system. This paper describes the framework and in particular how systems thinking and system dynamics simulation are used within the framework. The paper also provides two case studies illustrating the application in support of policy analysis. Keywords: healthcare; social care; workforce planning; systems thinking; ST; system dynamics; SD; policy analysis. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Cave, S. and Willis, G. (2016) ` to the development of robust workforce policies for the health and social care system in England', Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.239­257. Biographical notes: Siôn Cave has over 15 years expertise in the application of systems modelling and simulation within the public and private sectors. He has worked across numerous organisations including the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, technology

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International Journal of Applied Systemic StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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