To help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan, HEE, NHS England and NHS Improvement worked collaboratively with national leaders and partners, to develop a People Plan. The interim People Plan was published in June 2019 and its central themes – more staff, working differently, in a compassionate and inclusive culture – are even more important now. 

The pandemic has changed so much about how we all work and how we may have to work in the future. It has also shone a spotlight on the urgent need to address the safety and experience of BAME colleagues and communities. 

“We are the NHS: People Plan for 2020/21 – Actions for us all sets out what we can expect from our leaders and each other. It focuses on how we must look after each other and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, as well as grow and train our workforce, and work together differently to deliver patient care.