WRaPT: The Workforce Repository and Planning Tool
What is it?
WRaPT is the Workforce Repository and Planning Tool which enables the collection, analysis and modelling of workforce information from organisations and providers across the whole health and social care economy. Created in partnership between Health Education England North West, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust and GE Healthcare Partners, it is a free to use, flexible tool which at its core establishes the relationship between workforce capacity and service activity. It has been designed to provide a secure workforce repository and reporting function and facilitates the analysis of large amounts of workforce and activity data across multiple organisations, creating the ability to align workforce with activity without utilising personally identifiable data. Scenarios can be modelled on any number of future states based on workforce, activity and efficiency changes. WRaPT's secure repository allows you to search and refine the data and extract the subset that you want – “Show me the workforce that delivers Urology activity”, and the Planning tool component allows you to build a scenario by changing activity, workforce and efficiency levels.
Why do it?
WRaPT has been designed to provide a secure workforce repository and reporting function and facilitate the analysis of large amounts of workforce and activity data across multiple organisations, creating the ability to align workforce with activity without utilising personally identifiable data. Scenarios can be modelled on any number of future states based on workforce, activity and efficiency changes. WRaPT does not seek to replicate financial modelling, safer staffing or eRostering tools, nor does it replace service knowledge, creative thinking and expertise. Rather, the use of WRaPT promotes meaningful discussions between teams, organisations and cross economy groups, especially those stakeholders who respond well to data-driven conversations, for example clinical colleagues. The system is fully compliant with relevant Information Governance legislation, including GDPR and your team can be trained to use the tool themselves, reducing the need to outsource workforce analysis projects. WRaPT provides a quick and easy solution for many workforce questions, giving you a cost effective and sustainable approach to understanding core workforce factors and options.
Access to the WRaPT tool is free for health and social care organisations and systems within England. Organisations from any of the three STPs in the North West of England, i.e. Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria and Cheshire & Merseyside could also access free or reduced fee support for the implementation of a WRaPT-enabled project such as a workforce baseline or modelling exercise, through the core funding already provided by HEE NW for 2019/20. To see if you could qualify for this, please speak to Fiona Lord at WRaPT, contacting us via the WRaPT website, https://wrapt.org.uk
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Last Updated: May 2019