Key Points
  • Learning from Best Practice Examples across the NHS: Promoting staff wellbeing to boost experience, expectations and engagement
  • Improving Support for Allied Health Professionals: Using peer to peer support networks to build resilient teams who flourish at work
  • Creating a Future Resilient Workforce: Boosting support for medical and non-medical students to prepare students for transitions into full-time jobs
  • Developing an NHS Workforce Strategy Framework: Building positive health and wellbeing for staff who feel valued and cared for
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrea Young, Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Guy Dickson, Head of People Strategy North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Phyllida Roe, Founder, Tea & Empathy, and Clinical Psychologist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ryan Hants, Senior Wellbeing Advisor, Hampshire County Council, Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service
  • Kylie Murrell, Staff Wellbeing Lead – Public Health Team, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Penny Owens, Director of Allied Health Professionals, Cancer Diagnostics and Clinical Support Division, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Laura Stuart-Neil, Director of Quality Improvement, Allied Health Professionals & Psychological Therapies, North East London FT NHS Trust
  • Tanja Koch, Counsellor and Service Coordinator, Royal College of Nursing
  • Jennifer Agbanoma, Policy Manager for Business Transformation, General Medical Council
  • Jacqui Marshall, Director of People and Transformation, North Bristol NHS Trust

  • The NHS currently employs 1.7 million* workers across the UK, in 300** different roles. Taking care of those who look after the nation has become a leading priority to help sustain the NHS workforce and enable service improvement. The NHS Staff Survey revealed mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are the main cause of sick days for NHS staff.

    Join us for our bi-annual NHS Employee Wellbeing Conference to learn from trailblazing organisations, including North Bristol NHS Trust, who received an NHS Parliamentary Award for their Staff Wellbeing programme. Explore how to transform the culture and expectations of the NHS workforce to help reduce absenteeism.

    Understand how to create strong and meaningful relationships between leaders and employees, thus helping to better manage wellbeing. You will hear a personal story from an NHS employee on how their workplace experience impacted their mental health and wellbeing, and how her experiences have helped to inform a comprehensive support strategy for other employees.

    Learn from best practice examples outside of the NHS, who also work in high-pressured work environments, to gain actionable strategies that could increase productivity. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will share their ‘Wellbeing at Work’ initiative, promoting positive lifestyle choices and improving the quality of care to patients.

    This conference will feature leading experts from NHS England, NHS Improvement, BMA, Royal College of Nursing, GMC and NHS trusts to enable you to destigmatise mental health, remove barriers for employees and alleviate staff concerns.

    (*NHS England, 2018)

    (**NHS Improvement, 2019)

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Andrea Young Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust

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09:40 - 10:10
Keynote Address: Prioritising the Wellbeing of the NHS Workforce

 
  • Understanding the unique work environment of the NHS and why putting employees first has become vital to the future of the NHS
  • Developing an NHS Workforce Strategy Framework that promotes positive health and wellbeing helping staff feel valued and cared for 
  • Implementing new policy initiatives from the NHS Long Term Plan and Interim People Plan to help take care for those who care for the nation

10:00 -10:10 Questions and Discussion

10:10 - 10:40
Changing the Culture of the NHS to Enhance Employee Wellbeing and Engagement

 
  • Embedding good people practices, reducing discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Enhancing flexible working options for staff where possible to meet the needs of the employee
  • Gathering and using data to understand your workforce, reacting to trends to manage staff wellbeing
  • Introducing the 'Wellbeing Guardian' programme to help employees thrive and feel confident 

10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Amanda Oates Executive Director of Workforce, Mersey Care NHS Trust

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10:40 - 11:10
Understanding how Managers can Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of NHS Staff

 
  • Creating strong and meaningful relationships between leaders and employees to reduce absenteeism
  • Removing barriers for employees, helping to destigmatise mental health and alleviate staff concerns
  • Offering support for all NHS staff including new starters, professionals returning to work and long-term members of staff 

11:00 - 11:10 Questions and Discussion

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Jacqui Marshall Director of People and Transformation, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Guy Dickson Head of People Strategy, North Bristol NHS Trust

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11:10 - 11:40
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

11:40 - 12:10
Joint Session: Creating a Future Resilient Workforce - Preparing Medical and non-Medical Students

 
  • Exploring the difference between medical and non-medical professional programmes and the impact to wellbeing
  • Managing and monitoring student workload to gain realistic experiences helping to prepare students for the transition into a full-time role
  • Providing comprehensive mentoring programmes and initiatives that can provide holistic support for students

12:00 - 12:10 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Tom Rapanakis Head of Wellbeing Support Services, British Medical Association

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12:10 - 12:40
Case Study: Understanding the Impact of Workplace Stress - Learning from NHS employees

 
Hear from an NHS employees on how their mental health and wellbeing was affected by their workload or workplace experience. Exploring the expectations of NHS staff and how to change the perception of the NHS to reduce inferiority complex that can lead to NHS staff feeling overwhelmed.

12:30 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Dr Phyllida Roe Founder, Tea & Empathy, and Clinical Psychologist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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12:40 - 13:10
Case Study: Learning from Other Sectors on Employee Wellbeing

 
  • Looking to best practice examples outside of the NHS to replicate successful strategies
  • Addressing mental health and wellbeing in high pressured work environments to help increase productivity
  • Understanding the importance of creating a healthy workplace for employees 

13:00 - 13:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Ryan Hants Senior Wellbeing Advisor, Hampshire County Council, Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service

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13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch

 

14:10 - 14:40
Case Study: Wellbeing at Work - Learning from Best Practice

 
  • Promoting staff wellbeing to boost experience, expectations and engagement 
  • Implementing a staff wellbeing programme that provides comprehensive support for mental health, physical health and positive lifestyles choices  
  • Improving the quality of care for patients by valuing staff’s health  

14:30 - 14:40 Questions and Discussion

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Kylie Murrell Staff Wellbeing Lead – Public Health Team, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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14:40 - 15:20
Empowering Employees to Make a Difference

 
  • Embedding positive actions across NHS trusts to incentivise employees to support each other and create a good working environment
  • Promoting wellbeing-related activities to foster positive lifestyles
  • Offering rewards and benefits to boost employee engagement and staff retention
15:10 - 15:20 Questions and Discussion

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Tanja Koch Counsellor and Service Coordinator, Royal College of Nursing

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15:20 - 15:50
Joint Session: Supporting the Wellbeing of Allied Health Professionals

 
  • Creating specialised initiatives for allied health professionals to improve available support 
  • Addressing the differences between AHP’s, doctors and nurses when developing interventions
  • Using peer to peer support networks to build resilient teams who flourish at work

15:40 - 15:50 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Dr Penny Owens Director of Allied Health Professionals, Cancer Diagnostics and Clinical Support Division, University Hospitals of Derby and Bur

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Laura Stuart-Neil Director of Quality Improvement, Allied Health Professionals & Psychological Therapies, North East London FT NHS Trust

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15:50 - 16:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Jacqui Marshall Director of People and Transformation, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Dr Phyllida Roe Founder, Tea & Empathy, and Clinical Psychologist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Guy Dickson Head of People Strategy, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Ryan Hants Senior Wellbeing Advisor, Hampshire County Council, Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service

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Tanja Koch Counsellor and Service Coordinator, Royal College of Nursing

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Kylie Murrell Staff Wellbeing Lead – Public Health Team, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Amanda Oates Executive Director of Workforce, Mersey Care NHS Trust

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Dr Penny Owens Director of Allied Health Professionals, Cancer Diagnostics and Clinical Support Division, University Hospitals of Derby and Bur

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Laura Stuart-Neil Director of Quality Improvement, Allied Health Professionals & Psychological Therapies, North East London FT NHS Trust

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Andrea Young Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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