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Interim NHS People Plan released

The Interim NHS People Plan (published today, June 3) sets a vision for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver care and identifies the key actions that NHS England and NHS Improvement, working together, will take to help them.


This interim plan sets the scene in advance of the publication of a costed five-year People Plan later this year. At the HEFMA Forum in May it was confirmed that HEFMA alongside other professional bodies will be involved with NHS Improvement on the development of the detailed Estates and Facilities Management workforce plan.


Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement says: “This interim People Plan doesn’t answer all the questions we know need answering; nor does it set out a detailed 5 -10 year roadmap. It does, however, set out our vision for our people and the urgent actions we all need to take this year, both to make immediate improvements but also to build a plan for our people that is fully integrated with those for financial and operational delivery.  


“This Interim People Plan has been developed quickly but collaboratively and, in producing it, we have aimed to role model the leadership behaviours we know work best in healthcare; collaboration, inclusivity and compassion. We are all committed to leading this change and to playing our part in making the NHS the best place to work in England and we hope that you will join us on that journey. 


“We ask you to read this interim plan, share it with your colleagues, discuss it with your stakeholders and work with us to make the NHS the best place to work.”


Download the plan here.


Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 4) at 5.30, the Commons Select Committee will hear from Baroness Dido Harding and Sir David Behan, Chair of Health Education England, about this report. The session will explore the issues around workforce shortages, recruitment and retention of NHS staff, funding and the recommendations of the interim plan. Watch it on Parliament TV.