The HSE, together with the Department of Health and Children, has published An Integrated Workforce Planning Strategy for the Health Services. It has been developed to meet the needs of a modern health service. Improved workforce planning will enable our clinical and non-clinical staff achieve their full potential. The overall goal of this Strategy is to ensure that strategic and operational workforce planning processes are established as key activities in the health service. The strategy also provides a valuable insight in relation to the current demographics of the workforce.