Health and care workforce

Workforce

The health and care workforce are, and will remain, at the heart of how we deliver care and services to patients and their families. Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, the spotlight has shone on their hard work and dedication, highlighting the extent to which they are valued by the public. But it has also pointed to a number of underlying issues that must be urgently addressed.

This theme will focus on what employers need from different levels of the system to enable them to work with local partners to attract, recruit, train, develop, deploy and support their workforce.

It will also explore how they can deliver improved ways of working for staff and an improved experience for those accessing services. 

We will work with workforce leaders to identify and prioritise what employers need from the national infrastructure to enable and support the local workforce and service change. This will focus on:

  • policy and processes  
  • investment decisions 
  • ways of working between national, regional, system and local
  • leadership behaviour and system planning, performance and regulation.       

We will work with and support members by: 

  • ensuring their views and perspectives are represented as mainstream NHS services resume alongside the continued COVID-19 response in the immediate to medium term 
  • ensuring views and insights are represented to policymakers, working where relevant in partnership with staff representatives  
  • sharing ideas and learning between employers and what has been done and how   
  • provide practical advice and guidance to support different models of working, training, deployment and employment practice.  

Find out more

To find out more, please contact caroline.waterfield@nhsemployers.org   

Governance and regulation

Resources

Access the resources and publications from the health and care workforce theme.

Integration and whole system thinking

Webinars

Listen to the webinars delivered for the health and care workforce strand for the NHS Reset campaign

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