NHS HR directors 'positive' about future

NHS HR directors are positive about the year ahead, according to an NHS Employers survey.

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Of 139 responses, 45% said staff morale had improved in their organisation over the last 12 months and 64% said they expected staff morale to improve in the year ahead.

Despite the credit crunch, 59% of HR directors expect workforce numbers to increase over the next year.

The poll findings were released ahead of NHS Employers’ annual conference in Birmingham this week.

Alastair Henderson, joint acting director of NHS Employers, said: ‘The results of the poll are broadly positive, and it is particularly encouraging to see, for example, that 85% of HR directors believe partnership working with trade unions is effective in their organisation.’

Healthcare Republic will be at the conference tomorrow, so check the website for stories from it later this week.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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