Safe, sustainable and productive staffing

An improvement resource for learning disability services | NHS Improvement


This improvement resource is for community and inpatient learning disability services. It is designed to help commissioners and providers of NHS commissioned services to create, review and sustain safe and effective specialist health services within the resources available for people with a learning disability, who have a wide range of needs and varying levels of disability. Our ambition is to make a sustainable difference to the quality and consistency with which safe and therapeutic services for people with learning disabilities are delivered.

Read the full resource here

Improving staff engagement through the workforce development strategy

NHS Employers, 2016

This case study from Kettering General Hospitals shares their experiences of how they’ve improved their staff engagement levels through the implementation of a workforce development strategy. The strategy focuses on eight key objectives and is based on findings from the NHS Staff Survey and is aligned to the trust’s wider five year organisational strategy.

Staff turnover rates at Kettering were high, and the new director of human resources recognised that a programme of work was needed to help improve staff morale, engagement and the overall performance of staff across all the sites. The range of activities included the creation of the workforce development strategy and the CARE initiative.

New care models and staff engagement

NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association, have  published a  guide to the work vanguards are doing to engage their staff in the design and delivery of new care models.

The new report – New Care Models and Staff Engagement: All Aboard aims to help spread the learning from the vanguard programme across the health and care sector.

The publication contains four case studies which examine the ongoing work of NHS and local government organisations that are ensuring staff are at the heart of all decisions about new models of care in local areas.

Fostering staff engagement – guidance for line managers

Research on line managers staff engagement – NHS Employers


How do line managers in the NHS engage with their teams? This research looks at the experiences of 90 line managers across six trusts in the UK and reflects their views on what it is like to be a line manager in the NHS.

NHS line managers are important and play a crucial role, contributing to the success of an organisation. So what support do they need, what are their common challenges and how can senior leaders use managers to improve the communication between senior leaders and staff?

Read the report to find out more.

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