organizations have this pressure in continuing to improve and upgrade in order
to ensure that they are adapting to the changing healthcare environment. This
is one of the issues and challenges of healthcare system especially on the
talent management area in which there is a great contribution of talent issues
that helps solve these challenges. In line with this, learning and development
aims to provide opportunities of improvement for the personal and professional
growth of the medical staffs where in they are able to share their expertise in
a high quality manner that gives patients quality care. Therefore, dealing with
the changing healthcare environment also challenges learning and development of
the healthcare system.
According to Portsmouth Hospitals
NHS Trust; Learning and Development Strategy 2016-2021, the challenges in
healthcare for the next five years are the workforce wherein there is a
shortage of qualified nurses and therefore there is a need to develop existing
medical staff in order to take on a new roles or enhanced roles, the finance of
learning and development is reduced, and lastly the changing healthcare
environment in which there is an increasing complexity in the workload because
of the acuity of patients, and increase in clinical activity which hinders the
departments to easily release staff for trainings.
Training Administration Systems 2017
also identifies particular healthcare challenges and these are budget and cost
savings, staff engagement may be low due to poor available time of the staffs
inside and outside work, resource management, access to learning and creating a
blended learning program is also a challenge due to learning differences.
However, Beaumont Hospital Learning
and Development Strategy 2009-2014 revealed practices that are related to
learning and development in their needs analysis making it more necessary to
develop learning and development programs on the workplace which is considered
to be vital by utilizing existing knowledge, investing in the development of
staff and aligning with its current and future hospital needs.
In addition, Hogan Assessment
Systems 2015 also claims that despite the challenges, there is a clear need for
better talent management specially when dealing with changes particularly in
registered nurses and to the whole talent pipeline from leaders to entry level.
And it is should base from the employee assessment for them to develop better employees
to give quality care. Hence, making it related to learning and development.
With these supporting details that
show the importance of learning and development in solving these challenges, it
clearly states that there is a need of better interventions in relation to
learning and development and a careful needs analysis. In line with this, healthcare
challenges needs to be address due to the continuing pressure of adapting to
changes and therefore must consider learning and development initiatives.