The NHS of 2030 will evolve beyond the service we work in today – as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The world of work is changing at a pace never imagined, with growing evidence of links between staff wellbeing, care quality and retention.
If the NHS is to meet the challenges ahead, the people profession, comprising of human resources and organisational development practitioners, has a key role to play in shaping the future. This includes steering organisations towards the vision set out within the We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21 – action for use all: more people, working differently, in a compassionate and inclusive culture.
The future of NHS human resources and organisational development report builds on the already strong foundation established through COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 response, we know that the people profession continue to show their flexibility in responding to the needs of our NHS people.
By listening to the voices of our NHS staff, leaders and people professionals, we have developed a vision for 2030 that will support the delivery of the NHS People Plan ambition and embed the NHS People Promise.
There are actions for national, system and provider teams as we work together to ensure our people feel valued and supported, delivering the very best health outcomes for all.