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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30 Sep 2022

Concerns for NHS staff and patients as cost of living pressures hit health services

Miriam Deakin comments on NHS Providers' survey on the impact the rising cost of living is having on NHS, staff and patients.

Briefing
30 Sep 2022

Rising living costs: The impact on NHS, staff and patients

NHS Providers have published a new survey of NHS trusts leaders on the impact rising living costs are having on the health service, staff and patients.

News
28 Sep 2022

Response to Labour Party conference health and care announcements

Miriam Deakin responds to health and care policy pledges made at the Labour Party's annual conference.

News
26 Sep 2022

Racism has no place in the NHS

Miriam Deakin responds to findings within the 'State of Black Britain Report' by the Black Equity Organisation.

News
08 Sep 2022

Energy cap proposals must provide the relief trusts and NHS staff need

Saffron Cordery responds to the energy costs support package announced by the prime minister today.

News
06 Sep 2022

New health secretary must fight NHS’ corner as pressures mount

Saffron Cordery responds to the appointment of Thérèse Coffey as the new health and social care secretary and deputy prime minister.

News
05 Sep 2022

Liz Truss must not duck opportunity to act on big challenges facing the NHS and social care

Saffron Cordery responds to the election of Liz Truss as the new leader of the Conservative Party and impending appointment as the next prime minister.

News
01 Sep 2022

NHS simply doesn't have enough staff to deliver everything being asked of it

Saffron Cordery responds to figures from NHS Digital that there are now 132,139 full time equivalent vacancies across the NHS.

Blog
31 Aug 2022

Prompt, collaborative action needed from government in wake of NHS pay award

Sarah White discusses the need for urgent government action on the pay award for NHS staff.

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Blog
30 Aug 2022

'Nobody in the NHS wants people hanging on for ops, care and appointments'

Saffron Cordery says nobody in the NHS wants people hanging on for treatment, as a newspaper poll reveals what people think should be top NHS priorities for the new prime minister.

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News
28 Aug 2022

Petrol price increases are driving away staff and putting services at risk, warn NHS leaders in new survey

Saffron Cordery and Siobhan Melia, chair of the Community Network, comment on the impact of recent increases to fuel prices on community staff.

News
12 Aug 2022

Urgent action needed on staff shortages as children face missing out on life changing treatments

Saffron Cordery comments on a new report by the Community Network, hosted by NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, on workforce shortages in community healthcare.

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