Staff engagement: all aboard

15 June 2016

We have produced a handy guide to the work vanguards are doing to engage their staff in the design and delivery of new care models.

Published in association with NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association, New care models and staff engagement: All aboard aims to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector.

Making new care models a reality across the health, care and voluntary sectors depends on people. The NHS Five year forward view recognised this:

“Healthcare depends on people — nurses, porters, consultants and receptionists, scientists and therapists and many others. We can design innovative new care models, but they simply won’t become a reality unless we have a workforce with the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to deliver it.”

The new publication contains four case studies which examine the ongoing work of NHS and local government organisations that are ensuring staff are at the heart of all decisions about new models of care in local areas. They are:

Common themes

The publication provides readers with a number of principles to help them in the planning the engagement of staff when developing new models of care.

They include:

We hope the experiences featured in this publication will help our members as they develop new care models.

This publication is the second in a series of two. The first publication, focused on new models of care and prevention, was published at the end of May and is available to download

You can also see our other resources aimed at spreading the work of the vanguards, which include an animation explaining new care models, downloadable factsheets, and a series of podcasts.
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