Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress

08:00 am
06 Feb, 2020
Chamber of Commerce, Manchester

Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress

08:00 am
06 Feb, 2020
Chamber of Commerce, Manchester

Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress

Due to continuing demand, we are pleased to announce that our 3rd Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress is now live and taking both delegate and sponsor registrations, please see details of our upcoming event below;

“New models of care will only become a reality if we have enough staff with the right skills, values and behaviours to deliver them. We need to develop a workforce able to work across settings and traditional professional demarcations, with flexible skills.” NHS England

NHS Workforce related stats:

  • 38% of NHS staff reported feeling unwell due to work-related stress
  • There are over 100,000 current vacancies across NHS trusts
  • One in five staff on average have left their role in 2017/2019
  • The cost of employee accounts for an average of mental ill-health £1,794 to £2,174 per employee

The workforce challenges in the NHS in England now present a more significant threat to health services than the funding challenges, Across NHS trusts there is a shortage of more than 100,000 staff the gap between staff needed and the number available could reach almost 250,000 by 2030.

Projections suggest that without significant remedial action, the current gaps in the NHS workforce will increase significantly and undermine the future sustainability of services.

To try and tackle the rising issues faced by NHS senior managers across the UK we have seen documents including The NHS Workforce Strategy Framework & The Workforce Stress and the Supportive organisation framework published.

These documents set out a clear plan on how NHS managers can implement changes to help retain staff and improve productivity and wellbeing, key trends include:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Data & Communication
  • Healthy Working Environment
  • Mental Health
  • Musculoskeletal Health

Join us on the 6th of February 2020 at the Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress as we provide NHS senior managers with an in-depth and policy-driven look at the current workforce strategies being implemented across the UK, you will hear from an expert panel of speakers and hand-chosen commercial partners that will be on hand to provide commercial sector best practice.

Shaping the Future of Staffing: NHS Workforce Strategy Congress will promote the power of networking, with 200 like-minded public-sector professionals in attendance they will allow you to meet and engage with peers within your area of expertise from across the UK.

Benefits of attending:

  • Listen, learn and engage with industry-leading speakers
  • Input directly to the discussions and panel debate sessions
  • Gain 8 CPD Points
  • Engage directly with over 200 of your peers from across the UK
  • Network with ten thought-leading commercial sector solution providers
  • All food and refreshments provided

The Agenda


Registration, Networking & Breakfast


Wendy Dearing
Head of Workforce and Organisational Development
National Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)


“The NHS Workforce: enabling good health and wellbeing.”

Professor Dame Carol Black
Principal of Newnham College Cambridge and Expert Adviser on Health and Work
NHS England and Public Health England
The talk will discuss the Health and wellbeing challenges in the healthcare sector, introduce the NHS workforce health and well-being framework, its development and early application.


“The NHS Recruitment & Retention strategy”

Louise Pratt
Deputy Head of People Strategy
NHS England and NHS Improvement
As Deputy Head of People Strategy – Health and Wellbeing Louise is tasked with improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce and improve a number of key performance indicators incl. reducing sickness absence and improving retention and engagement which in turn have been shown to have a positive impact on patient experience.


“Supporting effective recruitment, retention and workforce planning in the NHS”

Gordon Coyne
Director of Workforce Services
NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Jobs, ESR and the NHS Pension Scheme are the responsibility of the NHS Business Services Authority. We’re optimising these key Workforce Services along with our HR Shared Services to align with user needs and emerging policy, ultimately supporting effective recruitment, retention and workforce planning in the NHS


“New Clinical Coder Apprenticeship and approaches to workforce development”

Stephen Crawley
Chief Operating Office
Skills Training UK
Steven Mitchell
Director of Research innovation and Development
Skills Training UK
Skills Training UK is the partner of choice for Health Education England to deliver the new Clinical Coding Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3) nationally from April 2020 and they will introduce the choice of delivery models. Hear from The Times Educational Supplement Training Provider of the Year (2019) on how to upskill your workforce by maximising your Apprenticeship Levy.


Q & A


Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments


Wendy Dearing
Head of Workforce and Organisational Development
National Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)


“Improving engagement, increasing retention and saving money: A real-world NHS Case Study”

Lee Coles
Head of Workplace Education
Mercer Marsh Benefits
The North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) saw increasing numbers of experienced staff hitting the age of 55 and jumping ship. With help from the Workplace Education Team at Mercer Marsh Benefits, NELFT has successfully piloted and rolled out a workshop to help employees plan their future, considering their work life, finances and eventual transition into retirement. The results are extraordinary.


‘If things go wrong – the possibilities of insight’

Jonathan Coe
Managing Director
Clinic for boundaries studies
Working with professionals in trouble, lessons from intensive remedial training courses.


“Are Public Sector managers a ‘Bureaucratic Burden’? The case of English public Hospitals”

Ian Kirkpatrick
Chair in Management
York University Management School
Although managers are, globally, a central part of the new public management reform agenda, in recent years, policymakers and the media have raised concerns about their effectiveness and contribution. In some countries, this debate has been heavily influenced by Public Choice Theory (PCT) and notions of government failure. In this presentation, I report on our latest research, focusing on the case of public managers in acute care hospital trusts in the English National Health Service. Our analysis raises questions about the assumption that the NHS is ‘over-managed’ and that managers engage in rent-seeking behaviour. Using a longitudinal database of 150 acute hospital trusts in England, spanning six years (2007-2012) and employing a dynamic panel data model, our findings also suggest that managers have a positive impact on organisational performance. Larger numbers of managers led to improved patient satisfaction, a five per cent improvement in hospital efficiency and a 15 per cent reduction in infection rate.


“Engage to Make a Difference”

Kevin Moynes
Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development (HR&OD)
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Jane Butcher
Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) Guardian
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious award from the Health Service Journal in recognition of its hugely successful ‘Engage to Make a Difference’ project.


Q & A


Lunch & Networking


“The Age of the Learning Ecosystem”

Glenn Stewart
We expect far more from our experience of learning systems nowadays. It needs to match our general digital experience of searching and buying goods. We need to be able to collaborate, feedback, compare and many other aspects. We need to disrupt our normal methods and approaches to e-learning. We need to be more sophisticated and flexibl


“How to save your marriage with an app”

Chris Pimlott
Managing Director
MyBuzz Technologies Ltd
Shift work is integral to the health sector. But the nature of the role leads to health problems, wellbeing issues, isolation and disengagement. Addressing this requires a different, more health-focused and modern approach, and one that is already available in their pocket.


Wendy Dearing
Head of Workforce and Organisational Development
National Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)


“Stop people leaving!”

Richard Peachey
Tracey Martin
Head of HR
The Walton Centre NHSFT
A look at how CMP works with The Walton Centre NHS FT to improve retention rates and reduce the cost of conflict at work. From supporting Just and Learning Cultures, creating respectful workplaces with civil dialogue, CMP has worked with many NHS organisations to develop the skills and processes required to manage people in a human and humane way.


Panel Debate

Dr Masood Ahmed
Chief Digital Information Officer
NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Katy Coope
Director of Organisational Strategy & Engagement
NHS Transformation Unit
Dr Ahmed Shahrabani
Locum’s Nest
Louise Pratt
Deputy Head of People Strategy
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Recruitment & Retention


Q & A, Prize Give Away, Refreshments & Close of Day
abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County
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