NHS People Plan

More people, working differently, in a compassionate and inclusive culture

This is the clear ambition of the NHS People Plan, the workforce strategy for delivering the Long Term Plan for the NHS.

The People Plan 2020/21: action for us all, published at the end of July 2020 along with Our People Promise, built on the interim People Plan to set out a range of actions to deliver this. These are organised around four pillars:

  • looking after our people – with quality health and wellbeing support for everyone
  • belonging in the NHS – with a particular focus on tackling the discrimination that some staff face
  • new ways of working and delivering care – making effective use of the full range of our people’s skills and experience
  • growing for the future – how we recruit and keep our people, and welcome back colleagues who want to return.

Support for our NHS people has been further prioritised in the 2021/22 national planning guidance and work continues to develop the longer term People Plan for 2022/23 and beyond.

Join the conversation #OurNHSPeople #WeAreTheNHS and email england.ournhspeople@nhs.net for further information.

People Plan 2020/21

Find out more from the Chief People Officer, Prerana Issar, and Chair of Health Education England, Sir David Behan:

The retention hub

The retention hub aims to support local organisations to improve the experience of their people and make sure they stay with the NHS for longer. It includes information and resources for managers and their teams.

The future of human resources and organisational development

The future of NHS human resources and organisational development report provides a vision to 2030 to transform people services. It outlines the actions that will support NHS to achieve the ambition of the People Plan: more people, working differently, in a compassionate and inclusive culture.