A Quantitative Tool for Workforce Planning in Healthcare: Example Simulations

This report has been produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU), FÁS, on behalf of the EGFSN at the request of the Department of Health and Children. The report describes the models developed by the SLMRU for 12 selected healthcare occupations. It illustrates the usefulness of these models by simulating alternative scenarios of demand and supply for each occupation. The report also identifies specific issues relevant to the workforce planning of each occupation. Finally, the report contains a number of recommendations designed to improve workforce planning in the future.