Retention in the NHS: board pack

This PowerPoint slide pack provides key facts, employer responses and resources for leaders to support strategic planning to retain the NHS workforce.

5 December 2023

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The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan sets out how the NHS will address existing and future workforce challenges and work in new ways to improve both staff experience and patient care.

The plan establishes a renewed focus on the retention of our valued workforce through improved culture, staff wellbeing and leadership. 

This board pack has been designed to guide workforce leaders to develop and implement a successful retention strategy. It explores what actions employers can take to maximise impact, and includes sections on: 

  • the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan 
  • key retention challenges 
  • core areas for employers to consider 
  • employer actions 
  • taking a data-led approach 
  • NHS People Promise 
  • governance and assurance 
  • useful resources. 

This pack should be reviewed alongside our NHS Long Term Workforce Plan 2023: what employers need to know web page.