Workforce supply

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Supplying a workforce which meets the changing demands of the population in terms of skills, values, flexibility and size is one of the biggest challenges employers in the NHS are currently facing. 

NHS Employers is committed to helping you manage this challenge and we are here to:

  • inform - we will keep you updated on the latest workforce thinking, policy and practice
  • support - responding to your needs, we have developed a range of tools and resources to help you to be the best employers you can be
  • represent - we will make sure your voice is heard through our supportive networks and links to the national bodies 
  • connect - we will deliver a range of interactive events, tailored to your needs, which offer a space to network and learn from each other.

A strategic approach to workforce supply

An effective workforce strategy will look at the whole workforce, and the whole employment journey. NHS Employers provides advice and guidance on a range of workforce issues - find out which sections of this website will be particularly useful in the strategic approach section below.

Engaging in the discussion

We are running a series of free events looking at workforce supply in the NHS. They aim to provide employers with space to discuss their supply challenges, share good practice and develop creative solutions together. Find out more on our workforce supply events web page.

You can also join in the discussion on twitter using the hashtag #nhsworkforcesupply, or contact our team for advice by emailing

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A strategic approach to workforce supply

Discover which sections of our website can help you to develop and implement a workforce strategy which considers the whole workforce, and the whole employment journey.


Workforce supply events

Register for our free workforce supply events, giving employers the opportunity to share good practice and develop creative solutions to workforce challenges.

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Workforce supply latest research

Research into how NHS staffing could be re-organised to support new models of delivering care


Workforce supply resources

Access presentations and other resources from the workforce supply events.




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