Workforce and service design

We play a key role in workforce planning to ensure there is an appropriately trained paediatric medical workforce to deliver safe and sustainable services for children in the UK - in the present and in the future.

Latest resources about workforce


Physician Associates in Paediatrics event resources - autumn 2021

Our day-long online event on 19 October 2021 brought together people interested in Physician Associates (PAs) – from those who are currently working as a PA or keen to explore the profession to those who work with PAs or employers seeing to recruit them. The programme included a typical day for a PA...
Our census gathers essential informatoin about the UK's paediatric services and acts as a measure against current standards and guidance. Data collection willl open in late 2021.
We release reports based on workforce data collection, such as the census, and create evidence-based recommendations to influence policy.
Working with NHS GIRFT, we took a snapshot of the general paediatric and neonatal workforce on two days - giving us a picture of the day-to-day realities of people working in child health.

Paediatric services in the UK had to respond rapidly to the challenge of this pandemic. There is large variation in how services have been affected, depending on local incidence rates, location and the systems they were working in.

We collected data in two phases - April to July 2020, and December 2020 to February 2021 - asking representatives to respond on behalf of their Trust or Health Board. The data have been reported back regularly to support service planning and to influence government and decision makers.

Related news


CEO update - autumn 2021

In her quarterly bulletin ahead of an extremely difficult winter, our CEO, Jo Revill writes about the intensity of workforce and service pressures and highlights the importance of our imminent workforce census. She also thanks Board members, who we say goodbye to, and warmly welcomes their successor...