Published: 13 September 2016

Health workforce planning models, tools and processes in five countries. An evidence review

This evidence review examines examples from the health workforce planning frameworks of other countries to highlight the systems, tools, and models used to implement health workforce planning policy and strategies. The aim is to understand the functional requirements of a successful workforce planning approach. Five countries were chosen for examination during an initial scoping exercise by the Health Research Board based on their similarity in size to Ireland or their scattered rural population. The countries chosen were Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales.


  • Stephen Kinsella
  • Rachel Kiersey

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Publication (PDF, 2 MB)

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