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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23 May 2024

Staff discrimination and sexual safety concerns 'deeply concerning'

Saffron Cordery responds to the latest NHS Staff Survey Bank Worker results published today.

17 May 2024

NHS Providers response to the General Medical Council’s consultation on the regulation of physician and anaesthesia associates

Our response to the GMC’s consultation on the proposed rules, standards and guidance for regulating PAs and AAs.

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16 May 2024

NHS Providers welcomes progress towards resolving pay disputes

Saffron Cordery responds to news of a revised pay offer for NHS SAS doctors and the decision by BMA junior doctors and the government to enter mediation.

23 Apr 2024

'Brain drain' exodus of doctors underlines pressure on stretched NHS workforce

Saffron Cordery responds to news that doctors leaving the NHS early could cost taxpayers £5bn a year if more is not done to keep them here.

08 Apr 2024

More must be done to tackle sexual harassment in the NHS

Sir Julian Hartley responds to a new UNISON survey showing widespread sexual harassment of NHS staff.

05 Apr 2024

Consultants' vote – Trusts relieved but NHS strikes threat lingers

Sir Julian Hartley responds to news that senior doctors have voted in a British Medical Association ballot to accept a government pay offer.

26 Mar 2024

Joint letter to the secretary of state for health and social care to restore mental health and wellbeing hub funding

We have co-signed a letter to the secretary of state for health and social care on funding for NHS staff mental health and wellbeing hubs.

22 Mar 2024

Weaknesses found in NHS Long Term Workforce Plan 'deeply concerning'

Saffron Cordery responds to the National Audit Office's report, 'NHS England's modelling for the Long Term Workforce Plan'.

20 Mar 2024

More disruption on the way for patients as junior doctors back new wave of strike action

Saffron Cordery responds to the results of a ballot of British Medical Association doctors for strike action and action short of strikes.

18 Mar 2024

NHS workforce race and disability reports highlight need for further action

Saffron Cordery responds to the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) reports published today.

14 Mar 2024

Freedom for staff to 'speak up' essential for patient safety

Sir Julian Hartely responds to Health Services Safety Investigations Body findings that in some cases temporary NHS staff are never involved in serious incident investigations.

09 Mar 2024

Government urged to address 'alarming impact' of stretched staff on patient care

Sir Julian Hartley responds to a warning from England's NHS Ombudsman that "cancer patients could be put at risk due to over-stretched staff".

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