Scoping Review of the Literature on Workforce Models, Workforce Planning and Development Approaches [Appendix 1]

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This paper provides a scoping review of the literature on workforce models and workforce planning and development approaches relevant to the specialist data, information and knowledge workforce in health and social care.

The search of the bibliographic databases (see appendix B for search strategy) initially identified 69 potentially relevant papers; further focus identified 18 potentially relevant papers; detailed review identified 11 relevant papers.

The identified grey literature related wholly to public health workforce development (England and Scotland); and existing frameworks, which are covered in the paper providing the high level mapping of relevant existing capability/competency/ career frameworks (August 2018).

This paper outlines the findings of the published literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2019


  • digital health and care
  • medical informatics
  • knowledge workers
  • health care
  • public health
  • Scotland
  • workforce models
  • literature review

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