Promoting partnership working in the NHS

October SPF - key comms

Dr Dan Poulter Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Health chaired the meeting, which included presentations from Health Education England (HEE) on return to practice, Values Based Recruitment and The Talent for Care strategic framework and a joint presentation from Department of Health (DH) and Trade Unions on New Fair Deal for Staff Pensions and NHS Pension ACCESS. Updates were given on Francis review of whistleblowing - Freedom to Speak Up, SPFs engagement with CQC on their inspection regime, NHS Flu Fighter Campaign 2014/15 and the Francis One-Year-On report. NHS England gave a business update and a representative from Joint South Central and South East Coast SPF spoke about their SPF’s work and priority areas. Tom Baxter DH also joined the Forum to give an update on work to tackle Ebola.

Read the key comms here.