The NHS Workforce Conference 2023

Management & Delivery

10:50 am
19 Sep, 2023
Virtual Event: GoTo

The NHS Workforce Conference 2023

Management & Delivery

10:50 am
19 Sep, 2023
Virtual Event: GoTo

The NHS Workforce Conference 2023

The Convenzis NHS Workforce Conference series provides a safe and secure environment for NHS HR/OD leaders to listen to the latest policy updates and on the ground practical case studies from across the NHS estate. Previous and continued areas of conversation include Diversity and Inclusion, Culture Change, Staff Recruitment and Retention, Technology and Leadership Development.

The 2020/2021 NHS: People Plan, along with the NHS People Promise, focuses on how the NHS must continue to look after each other and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging. The plans also offer practical advice and guidance on growing the workforce, training and collaborative working with the aim being to improve outcomes for patients.

We have shared some amazing examples of best practices at previous events including Lucy Renwick, Workforce Transformation Lead – National at Health Education England, Lucy joined us at our Feb 2021 addition and provided details of the HEE Star Initiative which provides a simple but effective model to support workforce transformation, enabling those responsible for delivering healthcare services to explore workforce challenges in more detail.

Our 2023 event will open the debate on some of the core areas listed within the 2020/2021 NHS People Plan.

In support of the NHS, we are providing all NHS Workforce managers and leaders with a fully funded and complimentary delegate pass to attend this session.

Convenzis events are highly regarded for their ability to drive strategic level change and transformation within the healthcare industry. Our events bring together senior healthcare leaders and decision-makers from across the NHS and wider healthcare sector, with the aim of identifying and implementing innovative approaches to address the most pressing challenges facing the industry today.

Key Subjects

Key event learning points for NHS Workforce Conference:

  1. Workforce planning: The NHS is focusing on improving workforce planning in order to ensure that it has the right number and mix of staff to meet the needs of patients.
  2. Recruitment and retention: The NHS is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining staff, particularly in certain specialties and geographic areas. As a result, it is implementing initiatives to improve recruitment and retention, such as offering flexible working arrangements and training programs.
  3. Training and development: The NHS is investing in training and development for its staff, in order to upskill and reskill the workforce and ensure that it has the knowledge and skills needed to meet the changing needs of patients.
  4. Diversity and inclusion: The NHS is working to increase diversity and inclusion in its workforce, in order to better reflect the diverse populations it serves and to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace.
  5. Workforce engagement: The NHS is focusing on improving workforce engagement, in order to create a more positive and supportive working environment and to improve the retention and satisfaction of staff

Who will Attend

  • Chairs
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Nurses/Directors of Nursing
  • Clinical Commissioning Group Members
  • Clinical Directors/Leaders
  • Commercial Directors/Managers
  • Contracts Directors/Managers
  • Director/Heads of Workforce and HR
  • Director/Heads of Operations
  • Directors /Heads of Finance
  • Directors/Heads of Commissioning/Procurement
  • Directors/Heads of Efficiency and Productivity
  • Directors/Heads of Organisational Development
  • Directors/Heads of Patient Engagement
  • Directors/Heads of Policy
  • Directors/Heads of Service Transformation
  • Directors/Heads of Staff Engagement/Training/HR
  • Directors/Heads of Strategy and Transformation
  • Estates and Facilities Directors/Managers
  • Finance Directors
  • Head of Commissioning Support Units
  • Improvement Programme Managers/Directors
  • NHS Trust Directors and Senior Managers
  • Operations/Performance Directors
  • Pharmacy Directors and Heads of Medicines Management
  • Service Improvement Directors

Sponsors & Partners

The programme


House Keeping

House Keeping


Digital and workforce pressures: The burden or the answer? (Confirmed)

Ben Jeeves
Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, AHP professional Lead, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
Midlands partnership NHS University Foundation Trust

An insight into digital pressures with the backdrop of the current NHS workforce. What are the digital barriers and possible solutions? There will be discussion how to approach digital innovation as a component of improving the current workforce pressures. Practical examples will be explored.


Maximising the reach for talent: ensuring diversity, equality and equity as part of your talent solution

Tracey Dawes
Solutions Director
Reed Talent Solutions
David Dannatt
NHS Workforce Delivery

Case Study - Reed

Maximising the reach for talent: ensuring diversity, equality and equity as part of your talent solution


Diverse Teams Make The Diverse Dream (Confirmed)

Paul Deemer
Head of Diversity and Inclusion
NHS Employers

What has diversity and inclusion got to contribute to staff engagement and improved productivity? Can more diverse teams deliver better and safer patient care? What even is a "diverse team"? We'll explore and address all of these issues in this provocative and challenging presentation on equality, diversity and inclusion across the new health and social care landscape and in the context of the new Long Term Workforce Plan. 


Case Study - Learning Curve Group

Faye Mullen
Learning Curve Group

Case Study - Learning Curve Group


Maximising the public health impact of the health & care workforce (Confirmed)

Professor Jamie Waterall
Deputy Chief Public Health Nurse, Chief Public Health Nurse Directorate
Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID), Department of Health and Social Care

Professor Waterall will set out a compelling case for why all health and care professionals play a critical role in supporting people to live independent, healthier lives for longer. By examining key sources of public health data and practical tools which support professionals to enhance their knowledge and action, this session will include helpful content for everyone attending this virtual conference. This will include a brief demonstration of the All Our Health platform, which can be accessed by visiting



Employee Wellbeing- Are you doing enough?

Vicki Mistry
Employee Wellbeing and Support
Health Assured

Do you struggle with absenteeism? Do you wish you had someone to turn to when faced with a difficult discussion with employees? Would you be able to recognise if a colleague was suffering with mental health?


Building a Diverse and Inclusive NHS Workforce (Confirmed)

Anton Emmanuel
Lead for WRES
Welsh Government

Building a Diverse and Inclusive NHS Workforce

This session will explore the importance of building a diverse and inclusive NHS workforce and the practical steps that can be taken to achieve this goal. The speaker will share examples of best practices and initiatives that have been successful in increasing diversity and promoting inclusion in the workplace.


The future of healthcare hiring: Rezoomo and Equitas HSE case study on productivity, fair hiring and using technology to reduce workload

Michael Blakley
Cathal Doorley

Everyone hiring in the NHS is being expected to deliver more with less. The £50bn NHS hiring plan can only work with year on year productivity gains across the whole of the NHS.

Join Equitas and Rezoomo to hear how healthcare recruiters in Ireland have been able to reduce their workload, increase productivity and reduce time spent on hiring by up to 50% without compromising on the quality of hires. This case study will share trends, ways to build diverse teams, international hiring strategies, practical tips, tools and technology that can help you to hire the right people in half the time.


The future NHS workforce solution (Confirmed)

Laurel Bajic
Regional Engagement Lead
NHS Business Services Authority
Amy Ashford
Regional Engagement Lead
NHS Business Services Authority

NHSBSA has been commissioned by the DHSC to discover, design and deploy the future workforce solution to 1.8 million NHS colleagues. The future workforce solution will replace ESR and the presentation will provide an overview of the ESR transformation programme and how we are supporting the NHS get ready for the change.


Presentation - Building a pathology network (Confirmed)

Amanda Price
Workforce Project Director
Kent and Medway Pathology Network

The development of Kent and Medway pathology network over the past five years, where we are now and our plans for the future.  Through a workforce, education and network development lens I will describe how we developed and are implementing a workforce strategy, what we have learnt and the challenges of working across multiple organisations through Covid and recovery.  Reference will be made to the national pathology transformation programme and collaborative working across the region and beyond. 


Bringing Back Staff during Covid 19 – a blueprint for future working…

Joanna Livingstone
Associate Lead Nurse
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU)

The NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Workforce Development programme saw NHSEI and NHS MLCSU working in partnership to develop a virtual workforce via the Bring Back Staff returners programme. We faced the challenges of recruiting to tight timescales and securing staff with specialist skills. NHS MLCSU used a rapid recruitment, induction and training process, bringing candidates onboard in 2-4 weeks to begin roles internally and with partner organisations. Candidates were sourced from many healthcare professions and came with a wealth of valuable experience. This blueprint for NHS CHC workforce development recruits professionals considering NHS CHC as career option, retaining their skills and knowledge within the NHS.


End Of The Day

End Of The Day


Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to all live keynote presentations and discussion sessions
  • Live and interactive best practice sharing
  • Meet the supplier opportunities
  • Take away content material
  • Interactive activities: Polls 
  • Prize draws

Tickets For NHS Senior Managers

We have an invite only option for NHS Senior Managers for our conference, to see if you qualify for a complimentary place please click the button below.

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