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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16 Jun 2021

Mandatory vaccination: an important question but there are alternative approaches

Saffron Cordery responds to reports that the government proposes to publish consultations for mandatory COVID-19 and flu jabs for all health and care staff.

News
08 Jun 2021

MPs' stark warnings about workforce burnout in the NHS come as 'no surprise' to trust leaders

Saffron Cordery responds to the publication of the health and social care committee's report on 'Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care'.

Blog
26 May 2021

Staff wellbeing was never just a pandemic issue – Sir Jim Mackey

Sir James Mackey discusses how the wellbeing of his staff was prioritised during the pandemic and the importance of maintaining this focus post COVID-19.

Sir Jim MackeySir Jim Mackey
Blog
21 May 2021

Planning for the future, protecting the present: how a long-term workforce plan can support the NHS

Sarah White discusses the huge challenges facing the NHS workforce as the immediate threat of the pandemic abates and how a long term workforce plan can support the health service.

Sarah WhiteSarah White
News
20 May 2021

Encouraging signs of progress but more needs to be done to support nursing staff

Saffron Cordery responds to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's annual registration report 2021.

News
18 May 2021

Focus on addressing and eliminating inequalities is welcome

Chris Hopson responds to the GMC's new targets to eliminate disproportionate fitness to practice referrals and training inequalities.

News
13 May 2021

NHS staff absences falling but risk of burnout remains

Saffron Cordery responds to the latest staff sickness absence figures, published by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

News
13 May 2021

Diversity in digital leadership: Representation is key to improving quality of care

Saffron Cordery is joined by Dr Shera Chok, Andy Callow and Patricia Miller OBE, to discuss why representation matters in digital and across wider services.

Blog
10 May 2021

Understanding your culture: what boards need to know

Dr Henrietta Hughes, national guardian for the NHS National Guardian's office, discusses the importance of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and the key role boards can play in ensuring its effectiveness.

Dr Henrietta HughesDr Henrietta Hughes
News
10 May 2021

Nurses have played a critical role in the pandemic and their achievements have been extraordinary

Saffron Cordery responds to the Royal College of Nursing's professional standards on staffing for the nursing workforce in the UK.

News
06 May 2021

Digital transformation: Staff and patients are at the very heart of the agenda

Saffron Cordery is joined by Ayesha Rahim and Annalise McNair to discuss the importance of their roles and the role of the clinician in digital transformation.

News
29 Apr 2021

NHS Providers responds to Sir Simon Stevens stepping down as chief executive of NHS England

Chris Hopson comments on the news that NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens is stepping down.

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