Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Four lessons for the NHS on how to manage an ageing workforce

Four lessons for the NHS on how to manage an ageing workforce With plans to raise the state pension age to 70, the health service has to tackle a variety of challenges

In his Autumn statement last year, the chancellor of the exchequer set in motion plans to raise the state pension age to 70 for today's young people, on course to be the highest in the world. The question of whether people will need to work longer in the future is pretty much settled but there is still a lack of clarity about what work will be like for older workers of the future and how managers will oversee increasingly ageing workforces.

Answering the question of how to extend working life made a significant advance when the NHS Working Longer Review group reported the preliminary findings of its investigation into the impact of higher pension ages on the delivery of health services. This is the largest review of working practices in relation to age undertaken in the UK.Continue reading... The Guardian

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