Workforce

Over a million people in England work for the NHS, providing high quality care every day. The government, providers, NHS arm's length bodies, unions, professional colleges, and regulators all have a role to play in workforce matters and employment relations. Providers need a workforce that has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours if they are to deliver high quality care for patients and service users.

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09 Dec 2021

Government must publicly acknowledge scale of NHS workforce problems

Chris Hopson comments on the NHS' current workforce problems and calls for the government to publicly recognise the scale of the issue.

News
30 Nov 2021

The demands on NHS staff are unsustainable

Chris Hopson was interviewed this lunchtime on the BBC News channel to discuss winter pressures and the extension of the vaccination programme.

News
25 Nov 2021

Latest NHS workforce data highlights why long term planning is needed

Miriam Deakin responds to the latest workforce statistics, sickness absence figures, and NHS vacancy data, published by NHS Digital.

Video / audio
25 Nov 2021

The Provider Podcast - NHS Providers: Annual Conference 2021

In this episode, Adam Brimelow invites Dave West, HSJ deputy editor, and Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive, to reflect on key speeches from NHS Providers annual conference 2021.

News
23 Nov 2021

Trust leaders disappointed by MPs' failure to back workforce amendment to Health and Care Bill

Chris Hopson responds to MPs' rejection of the vote on the workforce amendment to the Health and Care Bill by 61 votes.

News
23 Nov 2021

Messenger review provides opportunities to increase support for NHS leaders

Chris Hopson responds to the publication of the terms of reference for the review of health and social care leadership in England.

News
21 Nov 2021

Trust leaders urge government to back Health and Care Bill amendment to ensure proper, long term NHS workforce planning

Chris Hopson was interviewed on Sky News' Trevor Phillips show today. He comments on the cross party amendment to the Health and Care Bill to help ensure long term NHS workforce planning.

News
17 Nov 2021

Trust leaders urge health secretary to offer more support to social care over winter

Chris Hopson responds to the secretary of state for health and social care's speech at NHS Providers' annual conference today.

Blog
17 Nov 2021

A fully funded workforce plan is an 'absolute priority'

Sarah White reflects on the brilliant work being done locally to support the NHS workforce, as she outlines the initiatives set out in our new Providers Deliver report.

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News
16 Nov 2021

NHS beyond full stretch and preparing for most difficult winter ever

Chris Hopson comments on our new 'State of the provider sector' report which shows trusts are "beyond full stretch" as they deal with current pressures and prepare for winter.

News
16 Nov 2021

Royal colleges' census is further evidence of the severity of workforce shortages

Saffron Cordery responds to a new census conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

News
16 Nov 2021

Some growth in nursing numbers, but losing too many experienced staff

Chris Hopson responds to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's mid-year registration data.

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