The NHS Confederation’s largest network is NHS Employers, the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England.
NHS Employers leads on responding to the immediate and longer-term workforce issues facing NHS organisations and keeps employers up to date with the latest thinking to ensure they are informed and equipped to support the NHS workforce.
NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: what you need to know
The NHS long-term workforce plan describes how it will rebuild the NHS workforce through training, retention and reform, but omits social care.
30 June 2023
NHS Employers’ practical resources and expert insights help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, develop sustainable workforces, improve staff experiences and be the best employers they can be.
The organisation generates opportunities to network and share knowledge and actively seeks the views of workforce leaders to make sure their voice is front and centre of health policy and practice.
NHS Employers also leads the national collective relationships with trade unions on behalf of the NHS and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
Learn more about NHS Employers’ work areas and access guidance and resources on issues such as:
Letter to the Prime Minister calling for a social care workforce plan
The NHS Confederation has written to the Prime Minister calling for a social care workforce plan to accompany the NHS workforce plan.
30 June 2023
Leading for all: supporting trans and non-binary healthcare staff
Supporting leaders to understand the needs of trans and non-binary colleagues so they can perform their duties and provide high-quality allyship.
19 September 2023
New guide helps systems get started with integrated working
Tips and insight to help system leaders think through the practicalities of integrated working.
24 October 2022
Virtual wards: a prescription for NHS winter resilience
Virtual wards have emerged as a promising addition to patient care and can provide a solid foundation for building winter resilience.
30 November 2023
Barclay has attacked the founding principles of the NHS
Equality, diversity, and inclusion roles have always been key to the NHS and mustn't be compromised.
10 November 2023
Response to the update on the Rebalancing Care and Support Programme
Welsh NHS Confederation director Darren Hughes response to the update from the Welsh Government on the Rebalancing Care and Support Programme.
28 November 2023
Tightening visa requirements for social care and health workers could be 'ruinous' to services, leaders warn
NHS Employers has urged the government to reject any proposals to restrict visa rules in health and care.
27 November 2023
Tackling racial and ethnic inequalities in healthcare in Wales - what needs to change?
This webinar will explore the key priorities relating to racial and ethnic inequalities in healthcare in Wales.
12 December 2023 13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Lunch & Learn: The event management series
Unlock the secrets of successful event management.
17 January 2024 13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.
NHS Workforce Bulletin
From pay and pensions to wellbeing and engagement, get practical tools and information every Monday to help you recruit, support and retain your staff