Our workforce plans will only be delivered through our staff, carers and volunteers.

They are the people who will work with partners to deliver reductions in health inequalities, tackle unwarranted variation in care and manage the resources we have available.

Our workforce plan sets out how we will support our staff, carers and volunteers to manage these unprecedented times and move towards a better future. It recognises that people matter and that our staff are our biggest asset and they deserve the very best support.

Our plan looks at recruiting people into health and care jobs; retaining the staff we have got through more flexible, supportive employment; and ensuring we have the right skills across all health and care organisations. All staff across all sectors are equally important to our plans. Volunteers, carers and paid staff have an important role to play and our plans will help to ensure they are developed, trained and supported.


Our workforce publications

Workforce strategy - British Sign Language video version

International GP recruitment

We’re looking to recruit more than 100 GPs from EAA countries as well as Australia and New Zealand. Qualified overseas medics already in the UK but not currently practicing are also eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be supported with dedicated and enhanced training programmes about general practice in England.

Read more about our international GP recruitment drive

The international GP recruitment programme was created in support of the GP Forward View (GPFV), which recognises the pressures within primary care and general practice, in particular the challenge of workforce and GP recruitment. Following a successful bid to NHS England, we have embarked on a three-year project to recruit 110 international GPs to West Yorkshire & Harrogate.