2023 Health Workforce Needs Assessment Report Now Available!

19 June 2023

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​Health Workforce Queensland undertakes an annual primary care Health Workforce Needs Assessment (HWNA) for remote, rural and regional areas of Queensland.

The 2023 report provides an update of current and emerging issues generally and by profession, as well as identifying primary care workforce and service gaps. The report also highlights priority areas by Primary Health Network (PHN) region.

Primary care workforce and service gaps have continued to increase over the past five years. The highest workforce gap rating means this year were for the psychology, GP, social work, and speech pathology workforces. Interestingly, the most notable workforce gap increase observed over the last year was for the nursing and midwifery workforce which appeared in the top five workforce gaps for the first time.