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Staff focus

The latest news on staffing and workforce issues

Staff focus highlights health and morale in the workforce.

This theme highlights health and morale of the workforce. A positive working environment benefits staff and patients. Creating the best possible working conditions for nursing staff enables them to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

Staff focus

Cancer Research UK

Full team ahead: understanding the UK non-surgical cancer treatments workforce

This report outlines findings and recommendations on research into the support and training requirements of the non-surgical oncology workforce.

General Medical Council

The state of medical education and practice in the UK: 2017 report

This seventh annual report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK sets out an overview of issues that feature prominently in healthcare.

Health Education England

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

This draft strategy takes an uncompromising look at the challenges faced by the health and care system, charting the growth in the NHS workforce over the last five years while setting out the critical workforce challenges that will be faced over the next decade.

Health Education England

Helping allied health professionals and healthcare scientists return to practice

Return to practice is a programme that enables AHPs and healthcare scientists who have left the profession to re-enter and gain their HCPC registration.

King’s Fund

Enhancing health in care homes: system leadership in action

Building relationships is central to the success of work under way to enhance health in care homes. Susie Perks-Baker looks at how respecting each other’s skills and knowledge can help.

NHS Confederation

Health care workforce recognised in New Year’s Honours list

The outstanding service of clinical, managerial and voluntary staff within 22 NHS Confederation member organisations has been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours.

NHS Employers

Reward to improve staff retention

This case study describes how Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust used reward strategically to improve staff retention and reduce spending on temporary and agency staff.

NHS Employers

Using rotational posts

This briefing explores how rotational posts can be an effective response to the challenges faced by employers in attracting and retaining staff. It provides examples from NHS organisations and outlines advice on how to implement rotational posts.

NHS England

NHS workforce race equality standard: 2017 data analysis report for NHS trusts

This report analyses the data on race equality in the NHS workforce. The number of black and minority ethnic (BME) senior managers has increased by 18 per cent and there has been an increase in the number of NHS trusts with more than one BME board member.

NHS England

Enabling BME nurse and midwife progression into senior leadership positions

This report summarises the learning from engagement work that identified what the best-performing trusts in the workforce race equality standard area were doing, and includes examples that outline best practice approaches and a number of suggested actions to support improvement.

NHS Improvement

Retaining your clinical staff: a practical improvement resource

This improvement resource outlines key steps to improving retention of clinical staff. The advice is taken from interviews with trust HR directors, directors of nursing and medical directors.

World Health Organization

Horizon scanning future health and care demand for workforce skills in England

This briefing outlines the findings of a horizon-scanning exercise, carried out by the Department of Health that has informed workforce planning for the future health and care workforce and identified the skills needed to keep pace with changing health needs.

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