Generational retention in the NHS – Vanguard programme for 2021

Our Generational retention Vanguard programme, which will run throughout 2021, will focus on finding solutions to better support our people in the early and later stages of their careers. We know there are many great examples being delivered today – fabulous preceptorship programmes, mentorship and coaching schemes, football style transfer windows or  ‘listening 2 staff’ and ‘itchy feet’ conversation sessions.

Organisations with generational retention practice to share

We would like to invite all NHS organisations who wish to be part of this programme and have good practice to share with the country, to get in touch with us by emailing (before CoP 18 January 2021).

You will have the opportunity to help shape the development of a national suite of interventions, that provide practical solutions to help other NHS organisations as well as showcasing the success of exemplar organisations.

Individual staff who want a say

It’s also important to us to hear directly from our key workers – if  you, (or someone you know), is in the early stages of their career, and is thinking about settling in to a new NHS role (whether you trained in the UK or overseas), or in the later stages of their NHS career and thinking more about their pension, working more flexibly or maybe the menopause please get in touch by emailing (before CoP 18 January 2021) so you can be part of our new year’s focus groups. Your thoughts and ideas will inform our national offer and you could be the person to change NHS policy. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you all.

Staff Focus Groups

We are running two staff focus groups to help us gather insights and input from our people and identify what matters most to staff and how we can support them in future.  If you know any individuals who would like to participate, they can register using the links below: