Promoting partnership working in the NHS

Give your view on making the NHS the best place to work

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) is reaching out to the NHS workforce inviting them to share their thoughts on making the NHS the best place to work.

NHSE/I want to hear views from a wide range of people, so they can develop a new core offer for people working in the NHS. This core offer aims to improve the experience of NHS staff at work, supporting staff recruitment and retention and the delivery of patient care.

Employers are encouraged to submit the outcome of recent staff engagement exercises or use this as an opportunity to engage with their staff to gain deeper insights into what would make the NHS the best place to work.

Partnership working between employers and trade unions can support effective staff engagement exercises. Central and North West London demonstrated this in their case study: using the staff survey to improve engagement and partnership.

An engagement resource has also been developed by NHSE/I in partnership with NHS Employers to help with these engagement exercises. Using this resource, employers can learn from excellent examples of employers having meaningful conversations with staff. 

Feedback on the core offer has been requested by Friday 8 November and can be submitted via NHSE/I's online portal. The online portal will remain open for submissions until 30 November 2019. 

In addition to this, you can join the discussion on how to make the NHS the best place to work using the Talk Health & Care platform (an online platform hosted by DHSC) and tweet by using #OurNHSPeople.