Allowing your staff to work flexibly is an important part of creating a modern and appealing employment culture across the NHS.
Inflexible and unpredictable working patterns make it harder for people to balance their work and personal lives. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out ambitions to give people greater choice over their working patterns, help them achieve a better work-life balance, and help the NHS remain an employer of choice.
Offering flexibility at the point of recruitment can widen your talent pool, while improving access to flexible working opportunities for existing staff is a key component of a broader strategic approach to retention.
In this section, you will find tools and resources to support you in developing robust approaches to flexible working.
Many of the ideas, tips and principles shared in our resources are applicable to all sections of the workforce. However, there is recognition that specific clinical and operational constraints exist across certain professions, and we have tried to tailor certain parts of our resources accordingly.