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NHS Workforce and the Long Term Plan

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The Long Term Plan for the NHS was published on 7th January 2019 and sets the vision for the NHS for the next 10 years. Our NHS can only thrive when the people who work in it are thriving too, which is why the plan sets out three overarching objectives for the workforce:

  • Ensuring we have enough people with the right skills and experience
  • Ensuring our people have rewarding jobs, work in a positive culture with opportunities to develop their skills
  • Strengthen and support good, compassionate and diverse leadership at all levels

The NHS Long Term Plan recognises that an important part of expanding our workforce is to support and retain the staff we already have. To do this, we need to ensure that you have development you need – this is something you have told us through #TalkHealthandCare.

You have also told us that that promoting flexibility, wellbeing and enabling people to balance the demands of work and home are vital to improve the lives of staff. This has been reflected in the plan, which sets out to make sure the NHS is always a great place to work with a modern employment culture.

These are just some of the areas discussed in the workforce component of the Long Term Plan.

  • How can the NHS get better at helping its staff strike a good work life balance?
  • How can we ensure you are respected, valued and treated fairly?
  • How can we build a positive and modern employment culture?
  • How can we support you to adapt to current and future challenges?

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The national workforce strategy and opportunities to contribute and collaborate are eagerly awaited. The implications for workforce strategy within the matrix of HEE/ NHSEI and PHE, Local Authorities ( internal and external/commissioned workforce) Skills for Care and ICSs are being observed. Workforce votes with its feet for better pay, conditions and career progression. The ‘modest ‘ response to RTP is an indictment of a broader issue. It can be an unhappy place to work - demand crisis,...

Lynne Bowers
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Lynne Bowers

Last week, the government announced its long-term plan and strategy for the NHS over the next 10 years with a key focus on prevention. The aim of the plan is to save at least 500,000 lives – it’s great news for the NHS, our healthcare system and everyone in the UK who relies on it. Valuable funds will be made available to boost services including mental health, healthy living programmes and for new test centres for cancer patients that will help to diagnose earlier.   I welcome the plan...

Fay Gibbin
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Fay Gibbin

One of the key issues observed that absorb clinical workers' time is the requirement for paperwork to be completed. Paperwork, although it's seen as vital for a myriad of reasons - such as audability, legality, and creating notes and documentation for other clinicians to read - there are many tasks that cannot be completed without also involving paperwork. If forms, paperwork or even electronic processes are seen as too cumbersome or bureaucratic, it's not uncommon to hear of clinicians...

Joshua Flynn
by Joshua Flynn
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Joshua Flynn

I actually took time of my break at work to read the whole document posted online and everything seems very political, just empty words. There were no sums mentioned other than famous 20b Pounds. There are no examples how to achieve many of the promises. Some highlighted areas that are in a need of attention, ie mental health, had their budges cut by the Government and now it seems like the politicians would like to be welcomed as heroes. Public might forget all the cuts because staff were...

LeonhartUK
by LeonhartUK
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LeonhartUK

I love all the QI stuff and the improvements generated - but - what is being improved? A process that was previously ill defined is changes a bit to create a temporary improvement but it's not long before the changed process slips back to what it was before. So - what was the point? My idea is for each and every process in the NHS to be documented using a particular process mapping technique and for the process maps to be used by ALL NHS employees for guidance. Relevant process maps to be...

Tom Rose
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Tom Rose

We’ve a huge amount of energy & enthusiasm for promoting the thrill and buzz of life living and working in care homes and how true partnerships with NHS colleagues (linked to EHCH work and NHS Vanguard projects etc).    Happy to share the work of the DEVON CARE KITE MARK anytime.   It’s long standing success, contribution and vision has real value adding potential as a unique model of embedding keenness, kindness and pride in making a difference to people’s lives 

George Coxon
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George Coxon
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