The NHS People Plan sets out a key ambition to have more people, working differently in a compassionate and inclusive culture. Retaining NHS staff is one of the most important factors for the NHS to deliver care in the forthcoming years. As organisations navigate the ongoing impact and fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must focus on strengthening the supply of our highly-valued workforce, and ensure that both new and existing staff are supported and encouraged to remain in your teams.
Leaders and line managers play a vital role in improving retention across their organisation. Ensuring we take positive action to retain our talented and skilled staff remains a key priority for individual employers and local systems.
Improving staff retention
This guide supports line managers and employers to consider the key areas that affect workforce retention.
2 March 2022
Improving the retention of registered nurses and midwives
This toolkit enables organisations to undertake a self-assessment against the seven elements of the NHS People Promise.
5 October 2022
NHS Pension Scheme retention resources
Retirement flexibilities poster
Use our poster to support your conversations with our NHS people about the flexible retirement options available in the NHS Pension Scheme.
5 August 2021
Reward retention resources
Supporting line managers to communicate the reward offering
Our new resource supports line managers to communicate their organisation's reward offering, with our fully editable one-page template.
21 April 2022
Using reward to support financial wellbeing
All staff can have money worries at various times throughout their career, this article gives useful tips and resources to support staff.
18 November 2021
How retire and return benefits our staff and our organisation
Flexible retirement helps staff to change the nature or pattern of their work in the lead-up to retirement, to suit their future plans.
8 August 2022