Published: 18/08/2005, Volume II5, No. 5969 Page 8

NHS boards have been tasked to improve integration of health and social care staff and develop strategies to improve productivity by redesigning staff roles, as the number of new staff available 'grows more slowly'. The message comes in a government workforce paper in response to local delivery plans. The paper promises a more 'detailed workforce strategy' to be developed in the autumn as part of a 'business strategy' to underpin Creating a Patient-led NHS.

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