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Retention in public services: how can government keep workers in the NHS, schools and police?

Public services are responsible for keeping the public safe, healthy and well educated. This relies on the work of millions of people across the country. But that workforce is not a happy or stable one. Workforce problems persist across public services, from loss of experienced staff to high turnover and vacancies. Taken together, these act as a drag on performance - which in most cases is still worse than before the [Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)] pandemic, and substantially worse than in 2010. The government's focus has been on recruiting more staff: 50,000 more nurses, 6,000 more [gen... Show more

Authors: Fright, Matthew; Davies, Nick; Richards, Gil

Published: London, England, Institute for Government, 2023

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 56 p.

Access item: https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publication/staff-retention-public-services

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