Workforce supply


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

How NHS staff are trained and enter the workforce and then develop can have an impact on the outcomes for patients . Use our resources to help you navigate the different options to help with the supply and 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. 


Webinar series

Re-watch and download the slides from our webinars about different workforce supply topics.

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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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