Promoting flexibility in the intermediate care workforce

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Nancarrow, S 2003, 'Promoting flexibility in the intermediate care workforce', Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 25-31.

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This paper discusses the pressures on intermediate care services to provide a flexible approach to staffing, including a constantly changing policy context, winter pressures, and different service remits. It suggests three ways that managers can address the issue of flexibility; the adoption of flexible team structures, flexible worker roles and flexible employment structures.