Working with the Inspiring Leaders Network, we surveyed more than 800 healthcare professionals across the UK on flexible and agile working, the largest of its kind.
There is a global workforce crisis in healthcare. With not enough staff to meet rising demand, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that by 2030 there will be a global shortage in healthcare of 18 million workers.
It is, therefore, no surprise that the biggest issue facing the NHS is workforce; staff recruitment, retention, training and support. We not only need to attract more people to work in health we also need a new and more radical approach to people management, with flexible and agile working a core element of this.