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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22 Oct 2020

Responding to COVID-19: a more flexible NHS workforce

Saffron Cordery responds to the launch of a new report from NHS Providers on workforce flexibility in the NHS.

News
22 Oct 2020

NHS Providers responds to the General Medical Council's 2020 national training survey report

Miriam Deakin responds to the General Medical Council's (GMC’s) 2020 national training survey report.

Blog
22 Oct 2020

Turning the tide for NHS staff

NHS Providers senior policy officer, Sarah White, explores the workforce innovations adopted by trusts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarah WhiteSarah White
Briefing
22 Oct 2020

Workforce flexibility in the NHS: Utilising COVID-19 innovations

This briefing explores NHS workforce flexibilities and innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News
20 Oct 2020

Support for NHS staff mental health is welcome, but must come with long-term investment and focus

Saffron Cordery responds to NHS England’s announcement of £15m for staff mental health support.

Video / audio
15 Oct 2020

Podcast - Continuing the conversation: Diversity in the NHS

Season two of The Provider Podcast is now out! We're reflecting back on some of the most poignant and powerful sessions from our virtual annual conference and exhibition. You can listen online now.

News
08 Oct 2020

Emphasis on importance of investing in staff wellbeing was welcome

Chris Hopson responds to the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock's speech at the NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition.

Blog
02 Oct 2020

Supporting senior leaders through Schwartz Rounds

Bev Fitzsimons, director of the Point of Care Foundation, looks at how well Schwartz Rounds work for leaders in organisations.

Bev FitzsimonsBev Fitzsimons
Blog
25 Sep 2020

After the speeches: What now for NHS staff race discrimination?

Roger Kline, research fellow at Middlesex University, sets out 10 suggestions for boards and integrated care system leaders to ensure faster progress to tackle workforce race discrimination.

Roger KlineRoger Kline
News
24 Sep 2020

Nearly one in five days lost due to absence during May were COVID-related

Miriam Deakin responds to the latest staff sickness absence figures from NHS Digital.

News
23 Sep 2020

PAC report highlights the seriousness of the situation in the nursing workforce

Miriam Deakin responds to a new report from the public accounts committee on nursing vacancies.

News
23 Sep 2020

Staff wellbeing is the number one priority of trust leaders

Saffron Cordery responds to a new report from the King's Fund, commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing, on the wellbeing and working conditions of nurses and midwives.

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