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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 – one of the main reasons nurses cite for leaving the health service

The agreement aims to help recruit and retain workers, as well as improve work-life balance – one of the main reasons nurses cite for leaving the health service

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

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