A practical guide to developing your healthcare support worker workforce
Now, more than ever, we want to attract new healthcare support workers to help the NHS address the ongoing challenges of responding to and recovering services from COVID-19.
Healthcare support workers play a vital role in providing excellent care to patients across all NHS care settings. This work can also offer some fantastic career opportunities. With the right support, those who exemplify the skills and core values essential to delivering high-quality, compassionate care could go on to become our future nurses, nursing associates and midwives.
To help you recruit and develop newcomers into skilled, caring, compassionate healthcare support workers and beyond, I’m delighted to launch this resource. It provides practical case studies and good practice to help you develop your workforce.
We are thrilled to be welcoming people from all different walks of life into the NHS. A healthcare support worker can be the perfect entry point to the NHS, they are an essential part of a healthcare team and are at the very heart of patient care.
Next sections in this guidance
- Attracting healthcare support workers from outside the NHS and social care
- Maximising the effectiveness of recruiting new people to the NHS
- Onboarding, retention and career development
- Next steps
Download this guidance as a PDF: Attracting people into healthcare support worker roles – A practical guide to developing your healthcare support worker workforce.