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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

Department of Health and Social Care

Clinicians moving into senior leadership: barriers and enablers

This report sets out the findings of a review carried out by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. It looks at ways of increasing the numbers of clinical professionals taking up the most senior leadership roles in the NHS.


NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’

The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health experts have warned. Staff shortages are set to become so serious that they force patients to wait longer for treatment, hit the quality of care offered and mean some of the NHS’s £20.5bn funding boost never gets spent.

King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust & Health Foundation

The health care workforce in England Make or break?

In advance of the publication of the NHS long-term plan, the Health Foundation, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have developed this joint briefing which highlights the scale of workforce challenges now facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years.

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Brexit and the health and social care workforce in the UK

This report reveals that the NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses by the end of the Brexit transition period. The report, commissioned by the Cavendish Coalition representing 36 health and social care organisations, also highlights the increasingly crucial role that EU nationals are playing in UK social care services.

NHS Employers

Tackling bullying in ambulance trusts: a guide for action

This guide contains analysis, advice, case studies and recommendations for how to tackle bullying and create positive cultures in ambulance trusts. It has been created by ambulance colleagues as a call to action to implement changes and improve staff experience.

Specialist Pharmacy Service

Can Nursing Associates and Physician Associates operate under a Patient Group Direction?

Only those professions listed in legislation can operate under a Patient Group Direction (PGD). Neither Nursing Associates nor Physician Associates are currently included within the legislation so cannot operate under a PGD.

The Work Foundation

Men’s mental health and work: the case for a gendered approach to policy

A new report focusing on men's mental health in the workplace has been published. The report looks into the changes over the past decade that have influenced men’s role in the workplace and the impact of this on men's mental health.

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