Key Points
  • Making the NHS the Best Place to Work: Creating committed and dedicated employees who can provide outstanding care for patients
  • Utilising Value-Based Recruitment: Attracting likeminded staff who share NHS values
  • Improving NHS Leadership: Helping to create an inclusive and productive workforce
  • Using Innovative Strategies to Make the Best Use of Available Resources: Implementing technology to help deploy existing employees from staffing banks, controlling the use of agency or temporary staff
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:


  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Chair, Heart of England NHS Foundation & Treasurer, All Party Parliamentary Health Group
  • Caroline Chipperfield, Director Leadership Development and Delivery ,NHS Leadership Academy
  • Caroline Williams, Greater Manchester Nurse Initiative Project lead, Greater Manchester Health NHS Partnership
  • Norma French, Director of Workforce, Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Stuart Palma, Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Dr Stephanie Strachan, Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership
  • Linda Garbutt, Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University


One in 11* NHS staff leave the NHS entirely every single year. With growing demand and pressure on the NHS, retaining and recruiting staff to overcome the ongoing shortage is crucial to build a committed future workforce.

Westminster Insight’s half-day briefing will explore how the ‘Interim People Plan’, a kinder culture and developing healthier work-life balances can help the NHS become an attractive career choice. Learning from best practice, you will hear from NHS trusts using a combination of technology, investment and upskilling to help meet demand.

NHS England will share actionable strategies to retain staff including increasing job satisfaction, building trust and offering continued professional development. Explore how to implement return-to-practice schemes to create safe, supported and direct routes, engaging returning professionals to the NHS.

Learn how to offer increased flexibility, collaborate across trusts to share resources and modernise management to strengthen relationships with employees and reduce staff turnover. You will explore the potential impact of Brexit on overseas recruitment and how widening the net for recruiting NHS staff could make enhance the NHS workforce.

Understand how to develop rewards and benefits schemes to help show employee appreciation and boost retention across the NHS. Join NHS Improvement, NHS trusts and Health Education England to hear how you can develop a resilient, engaged and healthy workforce.

(*Interim People Plan, 2019)

Agenda
Start

09:10 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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09:20 - 09:40
Keynote Address: Making the NHS the Best Place to Work - Reviewing the Interim People Plan

 
  • Creating committed and dedicated employees who can provide outstanding care for patients    
  • Improving the NHS’s leadership culture helping to create an inclusive and productive workforce
  • Strengthening the image and perception of working in the NHS to increase applications and retain staff
09:30 - 09:40 Questions and Discussion

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Caroline Chipperfield Director Leadership Development and Delivery, NHS Leadership Academy

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09:40 - 10:20
Improving Student Experience: Developing the Future NHS workforce

 
  • Supporting students to reach their full potential, reducing attrition during training
  • Creating resilient and motivated students who can flourish in a high-pressured work environment
  • Helping students manage their workload, creating a healthy work-life balance to help retain students
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Discussion 

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Linda Garbutt Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

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10:20 - 10:50
Helping to Retain Staff: Offering Continued Professional Development and Upskilling to Overcome Shortages

 
  • Offering more opportunities for professional development, developing the relationship between trust and staff   
  • Encouraging employees to complete further training helping to upskill and overcome shortages 
  • Building job satisfaction for employees by creating improved career pathways
11:30 - 11:40 Questions and Discussion

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Stuart Palma Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement

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10:50 - 11:30
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

11:30 - 12:10
Case Study: Implementing International Recruitment Successfully

 
  • Attracting overseas trained medical professionals and offering support throughout the process, helping to increase retention
  • Developing ethical and sustainable international recruitment that can make a valuable contribution to the NHS
  • Considering the impact of Brexit on overseas recruitment and widening the net for recruiting NHS staff
12:00 - 12:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Dr Stephanie Strachan Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership

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12:10 - 12:40
Case Study: Increasing Staff Satisfaction to Help Improve Retention

 
  • Monitoring staff feedback to build engagement with staff, better understanding their needs and experience
  • Creating a culture that puts staff needs and wellbeing first, enhancing employee satisfaction and reducing burnout
  • Developing rewards and benefits schemes to help show employee appreciation
12:30 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion

12:40 - 13:10
Case Study: Routes Back into the NHS - Building Return-to-Practice Schemes

 
  • Implementing return-to-practice schemes to create a safe, supported and direct route for returning professionals to the NHS
  • Understanding how the schemes can help fill ongoing shortages across nursing, GPs and allied health professionals
  • Offering financial support through bursaries and one-off payments to help professionals returning from aboard or career breaks 
13:00 -13:10 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Linda Garbutt Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

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13:10 - 13:30
Collaborating across Trusts to Share Resources

 
  • Using technology to improve the deployment of existing employees from staffing banks, controlling the use of agency or temporary staff 
  • Making the best use of available funding by reorganising services through collaborative working
  • Reducing costs by working together to help staff reach their full potentially and boost productivity 
13:20 - 13:30 Questions and Discussion


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Norma French Director of Workforce, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

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13:30 - 13:40
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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End

Speakers

Linda Garbutt Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Caroline Chipperfield Director Leadership Development and Delivery, NHS Leadership Academy

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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Dr Stephanie Strachan Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership

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Stuart Palma Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Norma French Director of Workforce, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

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Venue details

Central London Streamed Live

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