As part of the NHS People Plan, the NHS People Promise sets out a series of commitments, one of which is we work flexibly which states: We do not have to sacrifice our family, our friends or our interests for work.
This ambition is to give people greater choice over their working patterns, helping them to achieve a better work-life balance. To ensure the NHS remains an employer of choice and can attract talent in a competitive job market, more action is needed to increase the uptake of flexible working.
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New flexible working guides for line managers and staff
NHS England, the NHS Staff Council and Timewise have published two new guides to support line managers and staff work flexibly.
23 June 2022
Flexible working common myths
The NHS Staff Council has busted a range of common myths around flexible working within the NHS.
Flexible working enablers for change
Our flexible working enablers for change support employers embed the key changes to section 33 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.
Flexible working enablers poster
This poster, developed in partnership with the NHS Staff Council, details the ten enablers to flexible working.
Guide to making flexible working requests flowchart
This flowchart for managing conversations around flexible working requests was created by the NHS Staff Council to support the NHS People Plan.
Guidance on contractual issues arising from certain forms of flexible working
This page details guidance from the NHS Staff Council on contractual issues arising from certain forms of flexible working.
31 March 2023
New contractual flexible working provisions
Guidance and resources on the implementation of new contractual provisions for flexible working which became effective from 13 September 2021.
Flexible working scenarios
The NHS Staff Council has developed a range of scenarios to help employers embed the new contractual flexible working provisions.
Enabling and supporting staff to work from home
It is important that organisations adapt to new ways of working to enable and support staff to work from home where necessary.
Introducing a Working Carers Passport to support and retain staff with unpaid caring responsibilities
Read how West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership implemented a Working Carers Passport.