More staff, 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.
People Plan 2020/21
Find out more from the Chief People Officer, Prerana Issar, and Chair of Health Education England, Sir David Behan: