Retain and improve


Retaining the valuable members of staff that you currently employ, and have invested in, is a key element to meeting the challenges surrounding workforce supply.

In this section you can access a range of tools and resources to help you engage and keep your staff.


Retention guidance and resources

This page has been developed to provide quick and easy access to a range of resources and information to help improve staff retention rates.

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Planning your retention strategy

Having an effective strategy around staff retention can help you keep the skilled workforce you have invested in. Our dedicated webpage can help you to identify, deliver and measure the improvements that are needed.

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Staff retention - a checklist for good practice

NHS Employers has developed a checklist of activity to help employers improve workforce retention experiences.

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ESR retain and improve

Knowing your workforce, as an organisation and as a service, is key to developing and improving the experience of staff at work.

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Workforce retention programme

NHS Employers is funding and delivering a unique workforce retention programme to support workforce leads to develop their organisation's retention strategy.

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Staff experience

Evidence shows us that having engaged, healthy staff leads to increased productivity and an overall happier workforce. Here we provide you with various tools and resources to help you support your teams.

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Managing your workforce

NHS Employers provides HR professionals and managers top tips and advice on HR issues. Here you will find tools and resources to help you manage and support your team.

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How we can help you

We keep you up to date with the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, provide practical advice and information and generate opportunities to network, share knowledge and good practice.

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Raising whistleblowing concerns 

Find out about legislation, information, tools and resources designed to help employers foster a culture of openness, where staff feel able to raise a concern as part of their normal employment.


Standards and assurance

This section details standards and assurance for employers to be aware of. This includes information on professional regulation, including medical and nursing revalidation, statutory regulation, and voluntary registers for a range of staff groups.


Better Training Better Care

Health Education England's (HEE) Better Training Better Care programme aims to improve the quality of training and learning for the benefit of patient care.

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