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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20 Apr 2021

Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP on the white paper on health and social care

We've written to the chair of the health and social care select committee on five areas that we think are important for the committee to address in its inquiry report.

19 Apr 2021

Healthcare workers must be protected from immigration insecurity

Aaron Gates-Lincoln, correspondent for Immigration News, discusses recent government action surrounding immigration rules for migrant NHS workers, the Immigration Bill, and next steps.

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15 Apr 2021

Welcome fall in staff sickness absence figures

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

13 Apr 2021

Trusts operating in a rural environment

Our new briefing shines a light on the value of trusts in rural areas offer to patients, staff, and their local communities.

09 Apr 2021

What does the post-Brexit immigration system mean for Trusts?

Cath Witcombe, public affairs manager, examines changes to the UK's immigration system since the end of the Brexit transition period, and the potential impact for trusts.

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09 Apr 2021

Social care staff should also be recognised with free visa extensions

Miriam Deakin responds to the Home Office announcement that there will be free visa extensions for healthcare workers.

08 Apr 2021

A year into the pandemic: NHS workforce challenges now “even greater than 12 months ago”

Saffron Cordery is joined by NHS trust leaders Richard Mitchell and Siobhan Melia to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the NHS workforce in our latest Provider podcast episode.

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08 Apr 2021

Podcast - COVID-19 One Year On: The NHS Workforce

In this episode we discuss the impact of workforce vacancies in the NHS, the 1% pay rise and whether COVID-19 vaccines should be mandatory for health care workers.

30 Mar 2021

There's a long way to go on race equality within the NHS

Saffron Cordery comments on a letter from the co-chairs of the chairs and chief executives ethnic minority network to NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens.

25 Mar 2021

Planning guidance provides much needed clarity for the year ahead

Saffron Cordery responds to the publication of the planning guidance.

22 Mar 2021

Recovery and support a priority for NHS leaders

Sir Ron Kerr reflects on the March chairs and chief executives network.

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16 Mar 2021

Positive health care technology legacy must be sustained for the future

Saffron Cordery responds to the report from The Health Foundation 'Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19'.

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