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NHS flexible working: how to apply and make it work for you

The agreement aims to help recruit and retain workers as well as improve work-life balance

The agreement aims to help recruit and retain workers as well as improve work-life balance

Measures designed to make it easier for nurses and other NHS staff to request flexible working arrangements will come into force this year.

The change is the result of deal agreed by health unions and NHS employers. It means staff will be able to request flexible working from the first day they are employed by the health service.

Why are the changes being introduced and when?

The move is intended to help the NHS recruit and retain nurses and others, as well as ensuring staff achieve a better work-life balance.

The changes will come into effect in

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