NHS Workforce and the Long Term Plan

NHS Workforce and the Long Term Plan

Current staffing shortages in the NHS are at some of the highest levels with over 100,00 vacancies. Across the country, NHS Trusts are struggling with significant vacancies, high agency spends and are looking to overseas for recruitment.

The long-term plan released in January 2019, included a number of plans for developing the NHS workforce and staff retention. Current staffing shortages in the NHS are at some of the highest levels with over 100,00 vacancies across the country, and with @TheKingsFund projecting that this increases to 250,000, with a worst case of 350,000 by 2030, an overarching strategy and action plan for the NHS workforce from the highest level is needed.

Across the country, NHS Trusts are struggling with significant vacancies, high agency spends and are looking to overseas for recruitment, seeing this being supported in the #NHSLongTermPlan gives assurance to Trusts that this is a viable and realistic option.

Mark Gammage, Dearden HR’s Managing Director said of the plan “HEE and government funding for training and the development of a robust ‘workforce implementation plan’ will be integral if we are going to see real changes in the challenges faced by NHS providers in their workforce. We look forward to seeing the Workforce Implementation Plan and following the outputs of the National Workforce Group established through the Long Term Plan to see how they address some of the key workforce challenges we face in the NHS…” #NHSEngland #Government #healthcare #humanresources

Read the NHS Long term Plan here

Dearden HR have worked with NHS Trusts supporting workforce development for over 30 years, consistently delivering difficult change and corporate and medical staffing cash-releasing savings. Get in touch for more information or if your Trust is looking for support with its workforce challenges.