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NHS: Labour Turnover

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49204, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to retain NHS staff.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The NHS People Plan sets out a range of actions to improve retention including improving flexible working opportunities and building a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

All staff have access to a comprehensive psychological and emotional support package, including health and wellbeing apps, a help and a text service and 40 dedicated mental health hubs that are either established or currently mobilising across the country. In addition, the NHS Retention Programme is developing and implementing interventions to support staff to stay. To address challenges resulting from the pandemic, we have also established the People Recovery Task Force, to provide expert advice on initiatives to support National Health Service staff.