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NHS Workforce and the Long Term Plan

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. The delivery of this vision is dependent on the people who work in the NHS – this is why the long term 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 long-term plan recognises that an important part of expanding the current workforce of the NHS is to support and retain the staff we already have. A key determinant of this is ensuring that you have the 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 their work and personal obligations are vital to improve working lives of staff. This has been reflected in the plan, which promises the NHS will be 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 and that you have told us about. Check it out in full here -

  • Does the plan contain aspects to improve your working life that you would expect?
  • 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 the you to adapt to current and future challenges?

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