Workforce supply

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Alongside the introduction of policies designed to increase the skills base within the UK, such as the apprenticeship levy and immigration skills charge, the political context around managing and reducing migration has intensified. It is important to reflect on this, to consider what it means for our sector and what we can do differently to enhance local recruitment and retention activity in what is a very competitive UK labour market, in most parts of the country.

We have a range of programmes to help employers look differently at attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce.

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Education and training

Different factors impact on how NHS staff are trained before they enter the workforce and develop within it. Use our resources to help you navigate changes to the development of your workforce.

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Strategic planning

NHS Employers is committed to helping you to plan for, and deliver a workforce which is skilled, adaptable, engaged and healthy. Use our guidance and resources to help you consider the shape of your workforce and to develop an effective workforce strategy. 

Workforce Supply

Recruitment

We've worked with you to develop a range of information and resources to help recruit staff with the attributes, skills and values needed to deliver the services your patients need.

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Retaining your workforce

Your workforce is your greatest asset. We've developed a great range of guidance and resources on talent management, staff engagement and raising concerns to help you take a strategic approach to retaining staff.  

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Workforce supply research and reports

Research into how changes to NHS staffing could support the delivery of new models of care.

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NHS Apprenticeships

Find out about NHS apprenticeships and traineeships and how you can use them as a cost-effective means of creating a skilled, flexible and motivated workforce.

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