Attracting, supporting and retaining a diverse NHS workforce

Think tank: The Nuffield Trust

Author(s): Nina Hemmings; Helen Buckingham; Camille Oung; Billy Palmer

November 8, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at representation of under-served groups at all levels of the health service.

The vital work of the NHS would be impossible without the contribution of a broad range of people, and a diverse and inclusive workforce ensures better care for patients. Yet despite considerable efforts and initiatives, it is clear that issues such as discrimination and harassment are present at every level of the health service. In this major new report commissioned by NHS Employers, we examine the representation of under-served groups and provide a set of recommendations for change as the NHS strives to become an exemplar of equality, diversity and inclusion.