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 2023

Steps to cut waiting lists welcome, but more NHS staff needed to deliver care

Miriam Deakin responds to an announcement that patients will be given more choice over where they receive their NHS care.

24 May 2023

More nurses and midwives good news but over-reliance on overseas recruits

Saffron Cordery responds to NMC figures showing an increase in the number of registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates in England in the last year.

22 May 2023

More strikes on the horizon as talks break down between government and junior doctors

Saffron Cordery responds to an announcement by the British Medical Association Junior Doctors Committee of a third round of industrial action from 14-17 June.

22 May 2023

NHS Providers responds to Keir Starmer speech on the NHS

Sir Julian Hartley responds to the speech today by Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer on his vision for the NHS.

18 May 2023

NHS Providers responds to closure of NHS staff mental health hubs

Saffron Cordery responds to new figures from the Royal College of Nursing, which show a third of mental health hubs for health and care staff in England have closed since launch.

17 May 2023

Unlocking potential: embedding diversity and inclusivity on NHS boards

Zosia Walecka discusses key learnings from the Seacole Group's inaugural gathering at the House of Lords and explores how boards can embed diversity and inclusivity.

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09 May 2023

NHS Providers responds to new strike ballot announcement by the RCN

Saffron Cordery responds to an announcement by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) of a new England-wide strike action ballot.

03 May 2023

More disruption to patient care as over 11,000 appointments rescheduled due to this week's strikes

Saffron Cordery responds to new NHS England figures on patient appointments that have been rescheduled due to industrial action in the NHS.

02 May 2023

Trusts welcome Staff Council vote but under-pressure NHS not out of the woods yet

Sir Julian Hartley responds to a decision by the NHS Staff Council, which represents employers and unions, to accept a pay deal for 2022-23 and 2023-24.

30 Apr 2023

We need to see a deal to end the strikes

Saffron Cordery responds to the announcement of national agreements between NHS England and the Royal College of Nursing to protect life-and-limb services.

29 Apr 2023

Trusts work flat out to ensure safe critical care amid 'worrying' strikes

Sir Julian Hartley responds to comments by deputy chief nurse Charlotte McArdle ahead of strike action hitting the NHS across England this bank holiday.

27 Apr 2023

Patient safety top priority as trusts prepare for 'challenging' strikes

Sir Julian Hartley comments ahead of bank holiday strikes by Royal College of Nursing members and by other NHS staff in some trusts.

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