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Integrated Workforce Planning



The One Workforce One Model (OWOM) aims to develop solutions and infrastructure around workforce planning to build capacity and capability within systems.  

Workstreams included within the OWOM Programme are:

Workforce Intelligence (VWIS)

The Virtual Workforce Information System (VWIS) is a free online tool exclusively available to all health and social care organisations within Greater Manchester to assist with integrated workforce analysis and planning. The system produces analytics focusing on workforce ‘composition and ‘characteristics. System users can access workforce intelligence for their organisation and locality, as VWIS provides dynamic and illustrative visual graphs, maps and charts. All Information is easy to export, and workforce data analysis is available to download in various formats.

Workforce Training

A GM integrated workforce planning model has been developed with colleagues from across the system. This has been included within a Toolkit alongside facilitator training to grow and upskill workforce planners and champions across the system. A workforce planning forum has also been established to share learning and increase connectivity across the ICS.

Workforce Funding

Localities have access to apply for workforce development investment funding to embed workforce transformation that is aligned to the workforce challenges and ambition outlined in the locality plans and learning from COVID-19.

Lifelong Learning Model (LLLM)

This programme aims to map out the learning and development offers across all sectors of GM to create the blueprint and a digital roadmap for a GM Lifelong Learning model. Through research methodology, there will be a focus on exploring ‘in work’ and ‘pre-employment’ current offers and where there are gaps and potential opportunities to support and transform the workforce.


For more information regarding the OWOM Programme, please contact:


Claire Hines

VWIS Programme Manager