About NHS Employers

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As an organisation, our intention is to be the authoritative voice of workforce leaders, experts in HR, and negotiate fairly to get the best deal for patients. 

Our mission

To be the voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first.

Our vision

To be the authoritative voice of workforce leaders, experts in HR, negotiating fairly to get the best deal for patients.


We help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues by regularly collecting and analysing the views of employers and using our expertise to support you in managing the transition during the health reforms.

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

Four priority areas

We work with employers in the health service in England to reflect their views and act on their behalf in four priority areas:

  • pay and negotiations
  • recruitment and planning the workforce
  • healthy and productive workplaces
  • employment policy and practice.

Keeping in touch

We keep employers updated through our weekly NHS Workforce Bulletin, letters to government and stakeholders, as well as chairing and speaking at events and conferences. Our chief executive, Danny Mortimer, also writes regular emails to the HR community. We are also active on a range of social media platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn.

How we work

Strong partnership working underpins our business. Our partnerships with government, trade unions and other stakeholders mean we can promote employers' interests at the highest levels, addressing current workforce issues in a timely and responsive way and helping to shape the future.

The Department of Health sets the broad framework within which we operate, but it is employers themselves who drive our agenda.

NHS Employers is a not-for-profit organisation which is part of the NHS Confederation. The NHS Confederation is a charitable company whose charitable aims are 'the relief of sickness and the preservation and protection of public health'. The charity is governed by a board of trustees who oversee the strategic direction and governance of the organisation. The NHS Employers’ policy board guides the focus and priorities of our policy work.

Read more about what we do on our web pages.

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