The Review will adopt the same methodology as The Topol Review and will consider seven themes organised under three Expert Advisory Panels:
- Panel 1: Exploiting Data & Science
- AI, data science and research
- Panel 2: Person Centred
- Nursing in a place-based health & social care system
- Emerging technologies and opportunities (including remote care)
- Panel 3: Practice & Development
- Professionalisation of the specialist digital N & M workforce
- Workforce planning
- Preparation for practice
The Panels will examine the impact of technological advances both in the ‘here and now’ and over the next 5, 10 and 20 years. They will address four key questions related to the nursing and midwifery workforce and its education and skills:
- How are technological and other developments likely to change the roles and functions of the nursing and midwifery workforce?
- What are the implications for the size, shape and skills of this workforce?
- What does this mean for selection, curricula, education, training, development and lifelong learning of the current and future nursing and midwifery workforce?
- What are the considerations for inclusion, equality and diversity?
Each panel, as a minimum, will consist of two Co-Chairs (one from England and one international), an educationalist, an additional Subject Matter Expert (SME), a ‘Phillips Ives’ Nursing Fellow and a Health Education England People's Advisory Forum representative. Panels will also have access to an ethicist and a health economist. Panels are encouraged to invite other SMEs to contribute to the work as appropriate.
How will the Review be delivered over the year?
The Co-Chairs will lead and progress their panels at pace through:
- Gathering evidence from diverse sources (round tables, 1:1s, virtual visits).
- Systematically exploring predictions and possibilities.
- Reaching conclusions on the implications.
- Supporting a period of engagement and refinement of the Final Report prior to publication in May 2023.