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Guide sets out strategies for healthcare staff retention

A new guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions about flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause
Picture is abstract illustration showing three figures held within a hand. A guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions including flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause.

A new guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions about flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause

Essential information

Retention of staff is a key issue for the NHS and a crucial factor in securing a skilled and sustainable workforce for the future. Organisations must ensure new and existing staff are supported and encouraged to remain, NHS Improvement says.

Making the NHS the best place to work is a central commitment in both the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan .

However, there are major shortfalls in nursing staff, with 40,000 nursing vacancies in the NHS in England alone, according to the RCN.

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