What does WRaPT do?

WRaPT is a workforce repository. This delivers the ability to securely store workforce data from all types of organisations across the health and social care system from any type of care provider. This single view of the economy’s workforce provides an ability to see, compare, analyse and understand the entire workforce that serves your population’s health and care needs.
WRaPT is a planning tool. This enables workforce modelling across and within organisations as it links activity to workforce. Different scenarios can be built by changing activity, workforce and efficiency levels so you can understand the workforce resources required if activity levels change or move between teams or organisations, if efficiency increases or if new services, hospitals or healthcare providers are commissioned.

How does WRaPT use the data it requires?


Can hold information on hierarchy, band, role description, protected characteristics, numbers, costs and areas of work, but all the system needs to know is basic role information. This is entered into the system through uploading a template spreadsheet. Workforce data is used in the repository section and allows you to generate reports based on any of the fields you have chosen to upload. Workforce data is also used in the planning section of the tool to determine how your workforce will need to change as activity changes.


Holding information on how much activity is done by the team, the system uses cost centre as a way of matching workforce to activity. This is used by the repository to allow you to view and report on what teams are producing what activity. Of course the real benefit of this data is in the planning section of the tool, where you can adjust who delivers activity and how much activity is delivered and view the impact on your workforce.


Simply, this is a way of explaining how staff split their time between different activities. Unlike activity and workforce information, Driver information needs discussion with the staff or the making of assumptions in order to complete WRaPT, yet is very powerful when analysed within WRaPT. This data allows the planning tool to calculate how changes in activity affect workforce and vice versa. It also allows you to see the impact of improving the efficiency of your teams.

Why use WRaPT?

The Health & Social Care environment is changing:

  • An ageing population will require a shift of care location, and greater integration between Health & Social Care providers
  • A large expected funding gap (up to £30bn) will require alternative models, and individual organisations will need to continue to reduce cost and increase efficiency
  • Care is moving closer to home and will require collaboration between organisations to develop new models of care
  • Competition leads to continued tender activity and movement between organisations
  • An increased specialisation of care in acute settings will move activity between organisations
  • 5 year plan for the NHS and Better Care Fund changes all include changed models of care
  • Staff shortages require organisations and economies to consider new staffing models

How can WRaPT help?

The North West Health Economy is responding to this challenge by redesigning models of care.The Healthcare Transformation team at Health Education England (North West), is committed to “supporting Health & Social Care economies across the North West to transform, by providing the tools and techniques to collect, analyse and model information on the whole workforce”. Commissioning the development and delivery of WRaPT with the functionality to hold, analyse and model the workforce is a revolutionary response. For the first time a picture of the entire health and social care workforce which will enable future state modelling and workforce planning to support strategic transformation decision planning.

WRaPT has aided many organisations in redesigning their services to meet the changing requirements of Health and Social Care. Read our case studies for an insight into what organisations using WRaPT have been able to achieve.

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