Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Brad Havervold, Executive Director Workforce Planning Branch Government’s Commitment • A transformation our healthcare system that provides: » Better Care; » Better Health; » Better Value; and, » Better Teams. Growth Plan Priorities-Health • Reduce surgical waits to no more than 3 months by 2014; • Eliminate wait times in emergency by 2017; and, • Address rural family physician supply. 2013 Speech from the Throne • Seniors Care: – Senior’s house calls; – LTC action fund; and, – Home First. • Hot spotting • Strengthening mental health & addictions services • Collaborative Emergency Centres Other Priorities • Lean; • Appropriateness; and, • Strengthening Primary Health Care. Transforming the System • New models of care to ensure the right mix of providers at the right time: – Primary Health Care Innovation Sites – Collaborative Emergency Centres – Working in teams -- full-scope-of-practice – ER waits and hot spotting The Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals • Ministry of Health work with our partners: Regional Health Authorities Ministry of Advanced Education Post-secondary institutions health education programs Inter-professional Education in Healthcare • Inter-professional health education offers opportunities to better prepare students for the healthcare workforce of the future. • Health system will continue to evolve. The workforce must be flexible and responsive. Inter-professional Education in Healthcare • Educational programs must be adaptable and respond to evolving needs of the system. • Look for opportunities in the educational programs to practice in teams and learn together.