People service line

Excellence through your people is easy to aspire to yet hard to achieve. Knowing when and where to focus improvement efforts and how to build momentum for change is fundamental in maximising the capability of your people. Our experienced team at NECS of CIPD HR professionals, learning and development consultants and ILM qualified coaches brings a deep understanding of culture, people operating models and training needs to help you support your staff through change.

We recognise the importance of a joined up, holistic approach in the delivery of transformation and organisational excellence. Our expert team offers bespoke organisational excellence consultancy services that build momentum for change and maximise the potential of your people.


Our offer

We take a holistic view from initial discovery stages to strategic development, to design and implement the solutions you need to create the right conditions for your people to thrive and sustain high performance.

Through our evidence-based diagnostic approach and tools, we collaborate across many areas including people strategy development and implementation, workforce design, navigating change, developing people, talent management and cultural optimisation.

Strategic alignment for corporate success

Optimise your corporate strategy through our expertise in developing and aligning your workforce to meet strategic goals.

  • We support the delivery of your corporate strategy through our expertise, unlocking organisational performance, capability and excellence through people.
  • We establish supporting mechanisms to ensure your teams not only thrive but contribute effectively to your strategic goals.
  • Bespoke dashboards and designs will enable you to measure the impact of your strategy and the capabilities of your people, clearly demonstrating the return on investment.

Leadership excellence: developing people

  • We empower and engage your workforce by building and managing talent pipelines, equipping your team to achieve its ambitions and potential.
  • We create a seamless journey for leaders, fostering a culture of continuous growth and engagement through bespoke leadership development, coaching and mentoring programmes and succession planning.

Future-proof your organisation: navigating change

  • We help you to navigate the future confidently with our experience in designing and implementing large-scale change programmes and workforce design.
  • We enable agile and future-proofed organisational structures and operating models that can help you plan, position and execute change effectively, ensuring your people are at the heart of all change.

Workforce design

  • With our proven track record in strategic workforce planning, service review and optimisation of patient care, we will support you to design a workforce model tailored to the needs of your business.
  • With our knowledge and skills in designing workforce structures, we support you to achieve your goals – whilst optimising information flow, governance and decision-making.

Optimising experience

Discover the keys to a thriving workplace with our expertise in employee engagement and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

  • From cultural audits to retention reviews and tailored staff engagement plans, we’ll guide you in fostering a genuine culture of belonging.
  • Transform your workplace experience and create conditions for your people to succeed in an inclusive environment.

Coaching services

Our coaching programmes support individuals and teams unlock their full potential and facilitate the leadership and positive culture required to deliver agile and sustainable services.

Find out more about our coaching services 

The benefits

  • We are the NHS, we understand the NHS and our mission is to achieve excellence through its people for the benefit of patients
  • A partnership with people you can really trust to deliver and who you know have your best interests at heart
  • Tools, knowledge and experience to transform your organisation and to achieve your strategic goals
  • Increasing communication across all levels of NHS organisations, aligning employees to shared values and manifesting change from employee feedback
  • Minimise staff turnover, create a culture of openness and deliver a workforce that is adaptive to transformational change
  • Tailored client solutions and support
  • Effective stakeholder engagement
  • Organisational excellence, achieved through your people
  • A highly motivated, engaged and productive workforce
  • Our competitive pricing offers a high value alternative to the private sector.

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Bury Hospice transformation

Bury Hospice transformation

The challenge Bury Hospice’s vision is to ensure all patients and families in the locality receive compassionate and outstanding palliative and end of life care. To realise this vision, the hospice developed a portfolio of transformation work and commissioned NECS...

NHSE&I East Vaccination Programme

NHSE&I East Vaccination Programme

The challenge NECS was brought in to help ensure there was sufficient workforce across the East region to deliver the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programme. This included an ambitious retention programme which aimed to retain all the volunteers and temporary staff...

JUCD Workforce Development plan

JUCD Workforce Development plan

The challenge Joined up Care Derbyshire (JUCD), the Integrated Care System (ICS) for Derbyshire, had 11 teams of Business Intelligence (BI) professionals spread across the organisations that formed part of the ICS.  JUCD wished to develop a hybrid BI function to...