NHS People Plan and Promise
Published in July 2020 by NHS England, the NHS People Plan’s aim is to have more people, working differently, in a compassionate and inclusive culture within the NHS. The plan also includes Our People Promise, which outlines behaviours and actions that staff can expect from NHS leaders and colleagues, to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone.
To achieve its ambitions, the NHS People Plan sets out specific actions within six areas:
- Responding to new challenges and opportunities
- Belonging in the NHS
- Growing for the future
- Looking after our people
- New ways of working and delivering care
- Supporting our people now and for the long term
This section brings together the pages on our website that align with each of these six areas of action.
You can read more about the NHS People Plan, and the NHS People Promise, on NHS England's website.
Growing for the future
Equality Delivery System 2022
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was created to help NHS organisations improve their services and create work environments free of discrimination.
2 June 2023
Transforming Bedfordshire’s podiatry workforce
Bedfordshire have transformed their podiatry services to increase the pipeline into the workforce, develop staff and embed a new leadership approach.
31 May 2023
Belonging in the NHS
Hear from members of the #StayAndThrive community of action on their approaches to retaining internationally recruited staff in the NHS.
10 May 2023
Diversity in Health and Care Partners Programme
Supporting health and care organisations to create more inclusive workplace cultures, where difference is welcomed and celebrated.
5 May 2023
New ways of working and delivering care
Flexible retirement helps employers to retain valuable experienced staff by enabling those staff to work flexibly and improve wellbeing.
14 April 2023
ICB Chief People Officer Peer Network
A space for integrated care boards (ICBs) chief people officers (CPO) to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.
4 April 2023
Supporting our people now and for the long term
Application process for the Ethical Recruiters List
Information on the application process for the Ethical Recruiters List, how the list is monitored, and the appeals procedure.
22 May 2023
What the Spring 2023 Budget means for pension tax and retention
The Spring Budget delivered on 15 March 2023 included changes to pension tax that will affect employers and staff.
18 May 2023
Looking after our people
Freedom to speak up support for NHS staff
NHS England’s Speaking Up Support Scheme for 2023/24 is now open for applications.
25 May 2023
Financial education and wellbeing
Our financial wellbeing web page supports you to develop a robust approach to support your staff with ﬁnancial wellbeing in the workplace.
18 April 2023
Responding to new challenges and opportunities
Temporary worker government authorised exchange visa
This visa allows international graduates to come to the UK to undertake further training.
11 May 2023
Global Talent route
Information on the Global Talent (highly skilled) route as part of the new points based system.
14 March 2023