Promoting partnership working in the NHS

Learning for Life campaign materials

NHS Workplace Learning IdentityTrusts are encouraged to develop a Learning for Life awareness campaign that supports the learning needs of the organisation.

To support you, NHS Employers developed a suite of campaign materials to use within your trusts. The types of materials vary from, helping you to build your business case and how to run the campaign, to posters, leaflets and web banners so you can promote it to your employees across the organisation.

The toolkit

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This document provides information on how your organisation can embed workplace learning, overcome barriers and demonstrate the benefits. Download the toolkit pdf here.

Business case summary

This is a handy two-page summary of the Learning for Life campaign, looking at why it makes good business practice to support workplace learning. This would be a useful document to use when initially introducing Learning for Life to your line managers.

A guide to running your campaign

Here are some really useful tools to enable you to promote the Learning for Life campaign to your employees. This document contains poster templates and logos which can be printed off and web banners for your intranet as well. Handy hint - you could also add a web banner to your email signature.


PowerPoint slides

Our slide pack summarises the campaign information in ten slides. Ready for you to use and adapt.


NHS organisations can add contact information under Find out more and print locally. Once printed, leaflets should be folded into three.

This leaflet is designed to encourage and raise awareness of the Learning for Life to your staff. It advises what Learning for Life is, who can get involved, what the benefits are and includes some case studies.


Liz Eddy, Head of Skills in Employment at NHS Employers, chats to Judith Swift (Unionlearn) and Irene Murray (Royal College of Nursing) about the SPF campaign.

Listen here.

NHS Trade Union - contacts

An up-to-date list of contact details for head offices and regional unions.

NHS Property Services Mini Case Study

In September 2013 NHS Property Services signed a learning agreement with the unions UNISON, GMB, MiP (Managers in Partnership) and Unite.

NHS Property Services Learning Agreement

This is a copy of the learning agreement signed by all parties so you can see what one looks like and what might be included.