Workforce Development Confederation


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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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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.
The multi-disciplinary return to practice course was commissioned by the West Midlands South Workforce Development Confederation from Keele University.
The drive has been on-going since 1999 and locally is coordinated by the Merseyside and Cheshire Workforce Development Confederation who say that, since its introduction in this area, 150 returners have resumed careers in the NHS.
The West Midlands Workforce Development Confederation funded the cost of the course and provided 80 per cent of their salary.
On Merseyside, putting that into practice is the job of the Merseyside and Cheshire Workforce Development Confederation.

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