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NHS: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL12190, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the final report of the NHS People Plan will be published.

Answered on

2 February 2021

The NHS People Plan is not a single document but a shared programme of work to grow the workforce, support new ways of working and develop a compassionate and inclusive workplace culture in order to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan. The NHS People Plan 2020-21, published last summer, is focused on supporting National Health Service staff to manage the COVID-19 response and winter pressures, with a strong focus on looking after the health and wellbeing of staff.

We are working with NHS England and NHS Improvement, Health Education England and with systems and employers to determine our workforce and people priorities beyond April 2021 to support the recovery of NHS staff and of services. This will include building on many of the positive ways of working that have emerged through the pandemic whilst continuing to support the wellbeing of NHS staff.