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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25 May 2022

NHS Providers backs UNISON call for more investment in NHS staff

Saffron Cordery responds to trade union UNISON's call for urgent government action on NHS pay.

Blog
25 May 2022

The NHS must be more ambitious in combating inequalities faced by disabled staff

Oliver Potter discusses how the NHS is uniquely positioned to play a central and pioneering role in tackling inequalities both for disabled patients and its disabled staff.

Oliver PotterOliver Potter
News
18 May 2022

Concern at rise in number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates leaving register

Saffron Cordery responds to the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council registration data.

News
17 May 2022

HEE budget confirmation welcome but we need an NHS workforce plan

Saffron Cordery responds to confirmation of Health Education England's (HEE) budget today.

News
11 May 2022

Extra funding for care home nurses welcome but sector needs more support

Miriam Deakin responds to the government's announcement today of more funding for nursing in care homes.

Briefing
11 May 2022

Next Day Briefing: 2021 Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) report

Our briefing sets out the key findings from the Workforce Disability Equality Standard report and NHS Providers view

News
05 May 2022

Addressing backlogs a top priority, but we need a workforce plan

Chris Hopson comments on NHS England and NHS Improvement's letter, 'Enabling the workforce for elective recovery'.

News
28 Apr 2022

Much to welcome in new Health and Care Act but lack of NHS workforce planning a major, missed opportunity

Chris Hopson responds to the Health and Care Bill, which received Royal Assent today to become the Health and Care Act 2022.

Blog
11 Apr 2022

NHS workforce shortages and staff burnout are taking a toll

Miriam Deakin outlines how NHS workforce shortages and staff burnout are affecting services.

Miriam DeakinMiriam Deakin
Briefing
08 Apr 2022

Next Day Briefing: 2021 Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report

This next day briefing summarises the national level findings from the 2021 WRES data report, and presents NHS Providers view.

Video / audio
07 Apr 2022

The Provider Podcast - NHS staff survey results: the big picture

In this episode hear Adam Brimelow, senior policy manager Finn O'Dwyer-Cunliffe and policy advisor Sarah White breakdown the findings from the NHS staff survey results 2022.

News
07 Apr 2022

Drive to tackle health inequalities 'core business' for NHS, say trust leaders

Saffron Cordery responds to the findings of our latest survey, united against health inequalities: a commitment to lasting change.

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