The Future is Flexible NHS Professionals at ConFed21


We believe that the future of the NHS workforce is flexible. It works for people, Trusts and patients – and at NHS Confederation Conference 2021, we explained more!

This year, NHS Professionals supported the conference as the official People Theme Partner. The event attracted thousands of visitors including senior leaders from across the NHS and health and social care sectors.  As part of the event, we took to a virtual stage to lead a conversation on the importance of a flexible workforce in the NHS, post pandemic.

Reflecting on the event, NHS Professionals CEO, Nicola McQueen, said:

“My team and I were delighted to be part of NHS Confederation’s first virtual conference event.

“We believe that flexible working is now a career choice across the NHS and Integrated Care Systems.

Our members tell us that flexible working is a real positive for them because they can create the careers that they want while balancing their other commitments. Our client Trusts tell us that flexible workers support them to increase their operational resilience and focus on delivering patient care when and where it is needed. Patients also share feedback showing how our members have delivered fantastic care.

“We are focused on harnessing the energy of change and innovation that we’ve seen during the COVID-19 crisis. This conference was our chance to share our passion, belief and commitment to championing flexible workers across our NHS.”

During the session, delegates also had the chance to learn more about:

  • The long-term view that is powering NHS Professionals and the future of flexible working
  • Supporting a flexible workforce and helping to showcase their value within the NHS
  • An overview of the opportunities for the Integrated Care System (ICS) model
  • Growing the substantial benefits of recruiting healthcare workers internationally
  • A first-hand account of how flexible workers were central to responding to the demands of the COVID19 pandemic through the Nightingale Hospital in Manchester

The NHS Professionals presentation is available here

Working with 55 client Trusts throughout England, NHS Professionals is the largest supplier of flexible workers to the NHS and we re-invest 100% of our surplus revenue back into the wider health economy. For more information about how we work with our client Trusts, please visit the ‘Our Services’ section of this website.

To find out more about the benefits of becoming an NHS Professionals Bank Member, please visit our ‘Joining NHSP’ pages.