arrow_up-blue blog branches consultations events facebook-icon facebook-icon2 factsheet forum-icon forum hands key link location lock mail measure menu_plus news pdf pdf2 phone policies publications related search share subjectguide twitter-icon word youtube-icon

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

Centre for Health Economics

Productivity of the English National Health Service: 2015/16 update

This paper finds that there has been a significant growth in NHS activity over this period, accompanied by a growth in staff. While the rate of productivity in this period has also grown, from 2014/15 onwards, it has failed to outpace that of the economy.

Community Nursing Research

Community Nursing Research

A new dedicated online hub resource has been launched to support the implementation of the community nursing research strategy (Wales). Join the network to stay updated with the latest research news, funding and training opportunities, news and events.

King’s Fund

Talking leadership: Clinicians leading transformational change

Taj Hassan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, answers our questions about how clinicians are contributing to transformational change in the NHS.

NHS Employers

New initiatives to support staff retention

In this joint case study working with NHS Improvement, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust shares how it has introduced a number of new initiatives to support staff retention. The case study features key learning points, explores how the trust overcame certain challenges.

NHS England

Employee engagement, sickness absence and agency spend in NHS trusts

New research has shown improved staff engagement is linked to lower staff sickness absence and reduced agency staffing costs. “There is clear evidence that trusts with higher engagement levels have lower levels of sickness absence among staff, and also have lower spend on agency and bank staff.”

NHS England

Latest NHS staff survey results are published

NHS staff have admitted they feel under pressure but also say they are better supported by their managers, according to the latest NHS Staff Survey. In other areas, more than four out of five staff, 81%, said they are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients and nine out of 10 staff feel their organisation takes positive action on health and wellbeing.

NHS England

NHS workforce race equality standard: 2017 data analysis report for national healthcare organisations

This report outlines the experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff working for six NHS arm's length bodies. Whilst there are some gaps in available data to understand race equality issues across the health service, BME people are under-represented at senior levels in the six organisations and more likely to enter into disciplinary processes than white members of staff.

Public Health England

NHS cervical screening programme: the role of the cervical screening provider lead

This guidance includes information for cervical screening provider leads on requirements of the role, accountability, working relationships, and roles and responsibilities.

Sign up

Get the latest on quality and safety developments.