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Salford Primary Care Workforce Data Mapping (SWorDMap)

What are we trying to do?

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (ARC-GM) is working with NHS Salford CCG to design a data capture tool to better map current and future workforce requirements in Salford CCG.


Why is it important?

The primary care workforce in England has been undergoing rapid change. To ensure this change is appropriate and effective it is essential we understand what skills and knowledge we currently have, how it is distributed and what ‘gaps’ need to be plugged through forward planning.


The SWorDMap project will enable NHS Salford CCG and ARC-GM to develop a bespoke tool to more accurately capture the area’s primary care workforce data. Improved accuracy of primary care workforce mapping will support more effective workforce planning and ultimately support better health care delivery for Salford residents.


How are we doing it?

Through interviews and focus groups we will engage with a range of people involved in the commissioning, monitoring and delivery of primary care across Salford in order to:


  • Develop a set of key workforce measures based upon what professionals consider most informative for workforce planning

  • Identify ways to improve practice engagement with the data collection/returns process


Working with NHS Salford CCG Business Intelligence Team are:


  • Developing a tool to extract the agreed key measures in a format that is most useful for end users

  • Piloting the tool and evaluating the usefulness of the data it produces through interviews and focus groups with end users

Who are we working?


More information

For more information please contact Fay Bradley (Lead Researcher)