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 Confederation responds to RCN announcement on strike action
Matthew Taylor responds to the RCN announcement that nursing staff in the majority of NHS employers across the UK have voted to strike.
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:
The importance of reflection and working in social partnership
Welsh NHS Confederation's Nesta Lloyd-Jones reflects on the impact of the team's work in 2022/23 and the value of working in social partnership.
31 May 2023
We must all take the public with us to ensure sustainability of health and care services
Director Darren Hughes calls for an honest conversation with the public about what the NHS and social care colleagues can be expected to deliver.
28 April 2023
Children waiting for community health services risk being ‘overshadowed’ as health leaders call for cross-government action
Health leaders warn that children and young people are being put at risk as vital community services struggle to keep pace with demand.
29 May 2023
Government set to fail its commitment to protect patient care by not fully funding the staff pay award
Patient care set to suffer without wider central budget for all Agenda for Change staff.
28 May 2023
Community Network, June 2023
The next meeting of the Community Network will take place on Tuesday 6 June between noon and 2pm.
6 June 2023 12:00 - 14:00 GMT
NHS ConfedExpo 2023
Join us at Manchester Central as we and NHS England unite health and care leaders and their teams at one of the biggest health and care conferences.
14 June 2023 08:30 - 15 June 2023 17:00 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