Effective use of data and diagnostics

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The effective use of data is the key starting point to knowing what really impacts upon your staff, where to focus your resources and assess where you can make the greatest impact on your staff retention. 

This section of our retention hub shares tools and resources you can use to help you consider the ways you can use the data already existing in your organisation to inform your retention strategies and learn from the approaches other trusts are taking. 

Trust examples and case studies

West London Mental Health NHS Trust share how their data backed interventions improved the retention of new starters by 17 per cent.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust reviewed data to better understand the needs of its nursing workforce and how this correlated with nurses’ reasons for leaving.

Listen to our using data to retain staff webinar to hear how one organisation set up a dashboard which intuitively forecasts trends in workforce data, allowing teams to manage retention hotspots before they occur. Also featured is the story of how another trust saw a return rate of over 50 per cent of exit questionnaires when they included an online option. Listen now to learn about the benefits of using data to measure staff turnover.

What a video sharing how Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust engages with its front line staff to support areas critical to retention.

Tools and resources

Use our Measuring up: your community and your workforce tool which has been developed to help you understand the different community groups in your local population, and understand how you can better engage with, recruit and retain people from these groups. It will compare your workforce data to your local population, to help you identify groups that might be underrepresented in your workforce.

NHS Improvement's making data count guide is designed to help you to present and use data more effectively

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