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Supporting staff mental health at the UK’s biggest employer – The NHS

Danny Mortimer
Danny Mortimer

Chief executive of NHS Employers

The NHS employs 1.3 million people in England. Our workforce takes on massive responsibilities caring for our communities, often at the most traumatic parts of their lives.

They work in large organisations and complex teams, and, in common with other public services, investment in their work has not kept pace with either demand or the technological innovation being deployed elsewhere in the economy.

Following sustained underinvestment over the last 12 years, there are significant gaps in our workforce numbers, particularly in nursing – our largest staff group.

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