What's the history of WRaPT?

WRaPT is now in it's second year of development, during which time the project has:

  • Worked closely with 10 cross-economy projects - to model with their workforce and aid in the redesign of their services
  • Delivered training to over 26 delegates - with more planned, to provide users with the expertise to use WRaPT in their organisations
  • Released two iterations of the tool - the first version was released in May 2015, with a second iteration released in September 2015
  • Engaged with various organisation types - including Acute Trusts, Community & Mental Health Trusts, Councils, CCGs and Primary Care Providers.

What's the future of WRaPT?

Health Education England (North West) has a long term vision for WRaPT, which includes:

  • Ongoing development of the tool including a new version of the model – this will deliver a truly sustainable tool with an improved user journey. The experience and expertise of users throughout the development of WRaPT have been drawn upon to inform the new version.
  • Ongoing support to economies to transform and plan their workforce using WRaPT and helping all organisations to use the tool through user sessions, training and individual help.
  • Expanding the reach of WRaPT beyond the North West – WRaPT is gaining interest from other LETB areas and the delivery team will implement WRaPT via a training and support offer to organisations and health economies across other regions.

Who's developing WRaPT?

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.4 million people. WRaPT is hosted by LCFT at the trust HQ, and trust employees work directly on the project.

Supporting the values and principles set out in the NHS Constitution, the mission of Health Education England (North West) is to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement. WRaPT was commissioned to help achieve this goal by forecasting how service redesign will effect workforce demand both now and over the course of the next several years.

GE Healthcare Finnamore are dedicated to improving people’s health and wellbeing through the clients whom they serve. GEHCF have worked in partnership with LCFT and HEE (NW) to provide system engagement, system testing and to manage the development of the tool.