Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices

Full team ahead: Understanding the UK Non-Surgical Cancer Treatments Workforce – Cancer Research

Research study commissioned by Cancer Research research study to investigate the non-surgical oncology workforce of the UK. This is the first time UK-wide data has been collected on the non-surgical oncology workforce as a whole and it identifies gaps in the

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care – people & process – Department of Health

Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public

Cancer Workforce Plan: Phase 1: Delivering the cancer strategy to 2021 – Health Education England

A pragmatic plan from Health Education England to increase the net supply of numbers and skills in the short term whilst Health Education England develop a longer-term approach alongside our wider workforce strategy to be published in summer 2018. In addition it

Time to care: Securing a future for the hospital workforce in Europe – Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions

Report on the workforce challenges faced by the health care systems of 14 European countries that identifies the future challenges they face as: Demographics of the talent pool as societies age Changing expectations of reward, work-life balance and career flexibility

Public Sector Pay: Still Time For Restraint?: (IFS Briefing Note BN216) – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the impact of easing the current restraint on the pay of public sector workers. It had previously announced in 2015 that public sector pay scales would only increase by an average of one

The State Of Pre And Post-Graduate Medical Recruitment In England, September 2017 – British Medical Association

Report from the British Medical Association looking at data from 2013 onward, that identifies some of the ongoing issues facing medical recruitment, and recommends how some of these key concerns can be addressed.  

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Survey 2017: Findings and recommendations – National Guardian’s Office

Outlines the results of a survey of NHS whistleblowing guardians which aimed to understand how the role has been implemented, who is being appointed to the role and guardians’ views on the Freedom to Speak Up initiative. The report.  Recommen

Improving Staff Retention: A Guide For Employers – NHS Employers

Guide that brings together the experience 92 NHS trusts and NHS Employers, to identify and implement actions that can reduce the rate of leavers in NHS organisations. It also includes a number of case studies that illustrate the breadth of

Struggling To Cope: Mental Health Staff And Services Under Pressure – UNISON

UNISON survey results that demonstrate that mental health services have been hit hard by cuts to NHS funding, which has a damaging effect on service users and staff. Service users have been left struggling to access the help they need, while mental health staff working

Your Future Nurses – NHS Employers

NHS Employers infographic identifying the introduction of the nursing degree apprenticeship gives a new opportunity for employers to train nurses. The creation of the new nursing associate role can also help to be a bridge between healthcare assistants and graduate registered

Clinical Radiology: UK Workforce Census 2016 Report – Royal College of Radiologists

Workforce report from the Royal College of Radiologists that finds a severe shortage of radiologists with an increased use of international recruitment to fill the gaps.  This is making late hospital diagnoses and delayed scan results a very real likelihood for

The Role of Nurses in Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services: A resource for commissioners, providers and clinicians – Public Health England and Royal College of Nursing

This resource is to assist commissioners and providers of specialist adult alcohol and drug treatment services to identify the right workforce to meet the needs of their local populations. It does not address the wider role of nurses across other areas of

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust: Reward as part of an effective recruitment strategy – NHS Employers

Case study highlighting how using reward, within a clear recruitment strategy, to attract employees can lead to reduced agency spend, reduced nursing vacancies and increased applications for roles.  It discusses the different reward initiatives and approaches used to communicate the reward offer,

Appointment of the Chair of NHS Improvement: First Report of Session 2017–19 – House of Commons Health Committee

Reports on a pre-appointment hearing by the House of Commons Health Committee regarding the appointment of Baroness (Dido) Harding as the Chair of NHS Improvement.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Using mobile app technology to reduce agency spend – NHS Employers

This case study describes how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has significantly reduced their agency spend by developing an app which allows locums to easily self-roster.  Find out how the app, LocumTap has increased bank use from 30 to

Getting into shape: Delivering a workforce for integrated care – Reform

Report from Reform that suggests to develop an appropriate staff resource for integrated care: Undergraduate training should be uncapped across the health and social care system. Doctors who choose not to work for the NHS should reimburse the cost of

A realist informed mixed methods evaluation of Schwartz Center Rounds® in England – National Institute of Health Research

Initial draft report from the National Institute of Health Research on the impact of Schwartz Center Rounds® which are found to offer unique support compared to other interventions. Organisational level interventions for staff wellbeing are scarce, and Rounds uniquely straddle both individual and

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Health and wellbeing as part of the reward offer – NHS Employers

This case study looks at the importance of communicating the entire reward offer to potential and existing staff on how health and wellbeing of staff is a key element of the offer.  It details how the approach had been embedded