- Succession planning – it’s really brilliant when good people get promoted but we often ask ourselves ‘who’s ready to take over their old job? Who are my new starters or apprentices? Who’s got loads of great experience? Who might be thinking about retiring? If we haven’t developed people and no one’s ready then we’re not really thinking ahead, are we? This type of thinking and looking ahead to make sure your service is covered called succession planning. In order to help your thinking and so that you can make plans for the future here’s a quick and easy succession planning tool for you to use to help you have conversations with your team about the future. To help you understand different jobs a bit better we’ll be looking at opportunities for people to ‘shadow’ other colleagues too.
- Looking after our doctors from overseas – we have loads of brilliant doctors who come from overseas. We need to look after them! Don’t forget, the NHS is unique to Britain so they might not be familiar with how we work. Also, our weather is cold, oh and, we talk funny in Yorkshire! We’ll start a support group to help and keep them with us. Watch the video here
- Retention Direct Support Programme for Nurses – this is where a group of NHS Trusts get together and support each other with a plan of ideas and suggestions about how we can all keep good nurses working for us