Retain and improve


Retaining the valuable members of staff that you currently employ, and have invested in, is a key element to meeting the challenges surrounding workforce supply.

In this section you can access a range of tools and resources to help you engage and keep your staff.


Retention guidance and resources

This page has been developed to provide quick and easy access to a range of resources and information to help improve staff retention rates.

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Planning your retention strategy

Having an effective strategy around staff retention can help you keep the skilled workforce you have invested in. Our dedicated webpage can help you to identify, deliver and measure the improvements that are needed.

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Staff retention - a checklist for good practice

NHS Employers has developed a checklist of activity to help employers improve workforce retention experiences.

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Staff experience

Evidence shows us that having engaged, healthy staff leads to increased productivity and an overall happier workforce. Here we provide you with various tools and resources to help you support your teams.

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Managing your workforce

NHS Employers provides HR professionals and managers top tips and advice on HR issues. Here you will find tools and resources to help you manage and support your team.

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Raising concerns (whistleblowing)

A strong organisational approach to raising (whistleblowing) concerns promotes the value of openness and transparency. In this section we provide employers with guidance, tools and resources which are intended to help you foster a more positive reporting culture in the NHS.


Standards and assurance

This section details standards and assurance including information on professional regulation, revalidation and voluntary registers for a range of staff groups. It also provides information on professional indemnity.

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