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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

King’s Fund

Mind the gap: women and leadership in the NHS

Is there a glass ceiling for women in health and care? If so, what should be done about it? Following the recent debate about the gender pay gap, in our latest podcast Helen McKenna talks about leadership and gender in the NHS with Jane Dacre, Anne-Marie Archard, Sam Jones and Deborah Ward.

NHS Employers

Redesigning care delivery: building the team around the patient

This case study looks at the work of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chesterfield Royal) in using new models of care to overcome workforce supply challenges.

NHS Employers

Start Well: Stay Well - a new model to support new starters

This case study explores how the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust designed the Start Well: Stay Well model to ensure new starters feel part of the team from the start of their employment journey, and that they continue to be engaged throughout their time with the trust.

NHS England

Black and ethnic minority NHS staff honoured in NHS Windrush 70 Awards

A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards.


Nurse staffing levels should be reported as part of patient safety investigations

The RCN has said the creation of an independent body to investigate serious patient safety incidents in England could only work effectively if health care is redefined as a safety critical industry.


RCN Employment survey 2017

This report presents the findings from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Employment Survey 2017, conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

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