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North West Centre for Professional Workfore Development

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December 03. 2012
Sue Louth

A new NHS Centre for Professional Workforce Development (CPWD) has been established in the North West, with the support of NHS North West.  The CPWD will provide a single point of access to 30,000 healthcare staff across the 60 professions of Healthcare Science, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. 

The CPWD is a unique partnership across three professional networks, that adds value to existing workforce streams and maximises new opportunities to support the delivery of NHS priorities and health and well-being outcomes.  The CPWD builds on the strong history of the professional networks within the North West.  Whilst the three professional networks will continue to meet individually, the CPWD will enable collaboration and joint working, whilst raising the profile with existing and new stakeholders.

The CPWD will promote the development of effective, strategic relationships with a wide range of local and national stakeholders and will support network representatives to work with stakeholders to ensure multi-professional engagement.

The CPWD will communicate, engage and consult with members of their networks across all sectors and at all levels.

How will the CPWD support service commissioning?


  • Enable commissioners to satisfy the NHS and Public Health outcomes frameworks, by supporting the multi-professional workforce to deliver excellent healthcare and health improvement.
  • Identify workforce solutions to align workforce development to service commissioning priorities.
  • Share innovation and good practice to support service transformation and consolidation.
  • Support the commissioning of new services and changes in service provision by identifying and developing new ways of working and new roles.
  • Facilitate the workforce development requirements of its professional networks in order that the workforce will have the right knowledge and skills to adapt to changing needs of NHS healthcare commissioners.
  • Horizon scanning to anticipate future workforce requirements

For further information please visit www.nwcpwd.nhs.uk






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