Retention and staff experience

From health and wellbeing to diversity and inclusion, and from staff engagement to supporting your reservist employees, our resources will help you to offer the best possible experience to retain your talented staff.


In this section you'll find guidance, information and resources to support your organisation with improving staff retention.

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Do OD is the first national organisation development programme for the NHS delivered by NHS Employers and the NHS Leadership Academy.

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Ambulance Workforce

These pages bring together examples of effective workforce practice which will help improve the morale, motivation, engagement, productivity and efficency of our ambulance service

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Raising concerns (whistleblowing)

A strong organisational approach to raising concerns promotes the value of openness and transparency. In this section we provide employers with guidance, tools and resources.

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Tackling bullying in the NHS

The 2017 NHS staff survey shows that bullying and harassment is an extensive problem in the health sector. Use our tools, resources and good practice to tackle bullying in your organisation. 

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Health and Wellbeing

We promote wellbeing at work, with advice and information on health and safety, stress, sickness absence and more.

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Staff engagement

Access all the latest information and resources designed to help NHS managers and organisations develop and improve staff engagement within their organisations.

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Supporting older workers

The review is considering the implications of a raised retirement age for staff, patients and employers in the NHS.

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Supporting the Armed Forces in the NHS

Information and resources that you need to support the Armed Forces community as an employer in the NHS.

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Diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion continue to be at the heart of the NHS strategy. These pages help you to think about how you can plan and build a diverse workforce which represents the community it serves.

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Supporting line managers with staff engagement

14 / 10 / 2019 9.30am

A blog by Steven Weeks taking a brief look at what employers can do to support line managers make the most of the NHS Staff Survey

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