The health service has a workforce of over 105,000 people who deliver care across the country, 365 days a year. The People Strategy 2015–2018 was developed in recognition of the vital role our workforce plays in delivering safer better healthcare. This strategy extends to the entire health sector workforce and is underpinned by a commitment to engage, develop, value and support our workforce.
The People Strategy recognizes the vital role of staff at all levels and the many challenges they face in delivering health services to our service users. Part of the strategy is to enabled staff to become healthier in their workplaces through improved staff engagement, accreditation of staff support services and updating of key national policies.