This report looks at the factors that drive staff engagement in the health service, and examines various models of employee ownership in use both within and outside the NHS.
NHS Mutual considers how an employee ownership model could help drive staff engagement in the NHS. The authors conclude that there are at least five ways in which employee ownership can be fostered within the health service, and that the time is now right for the Government to support those willing to test different approaches.
NHS Mutual is important reading for health care leaders and policy-makers. It will also be of interest to researchers and academic institutions with an interest in this area, as well as all those concerned with improving staff motivation and reviewing the options for social ownership in the public sector.