The Unsustainable Public Sector Staffing Crisis

The Unsustainable Public Sector Staffing Crisis.

The public sector is always under extreme pressure over the winter period, often referred to as the ‘winter crisis’, as demand for services spike with the onset of colder weather and flu. The current unsustainable pressure on the UK public sector is driven strongly by the severe capacity challenges and the ongoing challenges to recruit and retain staff across the NHS and wider public sector.

Unsustainable Staffing Crisis 

New data has revealed one in ten NHS job posts are vacant, meaning the NHS has over 130,000 FTE vacancies. The concerns that workforce shortages over the winter period for both 2022 and 2023 are mounting. Public sector bodies have been preparing for additional staffing demands over winter by working more collaboratively with their recruitment partners.

NHS officials have advised that it could take up to five years to get back to pre-pandemic levels. Backlogs, a huge waiting list, mental health difficulties, and burnout amongst NHS and public sector workers will increase the workforce shortage and increase the level of employees off sick throughout the winter peak period.

Public Sector Recruitment Expertise

The Recruitment Co. is ready to support the urgent and long-term solution to the workforce challenge. As demand for services in the NHS increases with the onset of winter and notorious winter illnesses

As a trusted provider of temporary, fixed term and permanent recruitment solutions, we have been supplying non clinical staff to the NHS and wider public Sector since July 2009.

We are proud to be on the following frameworks:

  • Crown Commercial Services NMNC RM6160 Framework
  • Crown Commercial Service RM6229 Permanent Framework
  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) Framework
  • HealthTrust Europe Total Workforce Solutions 11 Framework

We have specialist public sector and NHS recruitment champions in each of our branches. Their knowledge and experience enables us to provide an efficient service whilst adapting our screening and recruitment process to meet the requirements of the ever changing landscape of the NHS and wider public sector. 

Typical roles and sectors we recruit for:

Legal, Finance, HR, Admin, IT, Operations, Customer Service, Property, Domestics, Porters, Ward Hosts, Ancillary, Ward Clerks, Medical Secretaries and more.

We’re here to support you, please get in touch with our expert Public Sector team for all of your non-medical staffing requirements:


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