While the NHS has a total budget in excess of £100bn per year it often gets forgotten that over 60% of it is spent on staffing. Senior programme lead Sam Peate considers why investing in our people is more critical than ever.
It’s International Day of the Midwife – a time to recognise the important work midwives do across the country and celebrate the difference they make. Last year alone midwives helped nearly 700,000 mothers and their babies. Recognising the value of support and development for midwives, the NHS Leadership Academy developed the Frontline Nursing and Midwifery programme which reached 5,000 midwives and nurses.