Workforce Development Confederation

Workforce Development Confederation

An NHS body established by the UK Department of Health which brings together local NHS and non-NHS member employers to plan and develop the entire healthcare workforce to meet the healthcare needs of the local population effectively, based on future skills and competency requirements. The WDC consists of local branches of the NHS workforce group and the hospital’s executive committee.

Responsibilities of the WDC
• Monitor workforce (e.g., doctors and other professions) at the local level;
• Plan workforce targets in conjunction with local Human Resources departments and Deaneries;
• Place NHS-funded and Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) students;
• Control and distribute government funding for education and training via the MPET (Multi-Professional Education and Training) levy.
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After leaving Northumberland NHS Trust, Mrs Axelby went to the Northern England Workforce Development Confederation.
The Workforce Development Confederation is working closely with heads of nursing, midwifery and therapy services across West Yorkshire to identify service needs for these professions.
JACKIE Axelby, retired as chief executive of the NHS Northern England Workforce Development Confederation, has been appointed as chairwoman of the Learning and Skills Council Northumberland.
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The Department of Health has provided pounds 50,000 to help set up the course, which has also received funding from the Mersey Deanery and the Workforce Development Confederation.
The West Midlands South Workforce Development Confederation was inundated with people interested in a career with the NHS.
Many nurses, some in their mid-50s, who left to bring up families, are returning to work in an intensive drive by the West Midlands Central Workforce Development Confederation - an NHS initiative to co-ordinate healthcare training.
The user-friendly CD will be installed at doctors' surgeries and will teach patients how to manage their condition thanks to funding from the Workforce Development Confederation.
Amanda Hume is workforce development director at the County Durham and Tees Valley Workforce Development Confederation, which is charged with making sure enough staff are recruited and the appropriate training and education is in place.
Mrs Monkman is currently chief executive of the West Midlands South Workforce Development Confederation.
Merseyside and Cheshire Workforce Development Confederation is the lead organisation for Operating Department Practitioner training in the North West and as such has increased the number of training places available.
The West Midlands South Workforce Development Confederation is organising a 'test the water' course for people who may be interested in returning to careers allied to medicine.

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