Promoting partnership working in the NHS

SPF Bulletins

The SPF bulletin provides information on the latest news and developments from the SPF and its subgroups. Partners should share the bulletin with their wider membership networks.

We welcome feedback on the bulletin and input into future bulletins, we are particularly keen to include good examples of partnership working from regional or local SPFs. If you have examples of good practice or case studies that you think would be useful to share with SPF colleagues, please send an email marked good practice to: webenquiries@socialpartnershipforum.org.

 

  • October 2020

    The October bulletin features a wrap up of this year's HPMA awards, guidance on the NHS COVID-19 App, and highlights the National Guardian's Speak Up Month.

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  • September 2020

    The September edition of the SPF bulletin features resources to support delivery of this winter's flu vaccination programme, updates from SPF meetings from the last month and a new report from the Health & Care Women Leaders Network.

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  • August 2020

    The August edition of the SPF bulletin includes our response to the NHS People Plan, plans for the winter flu programme and a call for ideas around reducing bureaucracy in health and social care.

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  • July 2020

    The July edition of the SPF bulletin includes an update from the Violence Reduction Subgroup, resources to support staff health and wellbeing and an infographic showcasing SPF achievements over the last year.

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  • June 2020 - Issue 2

    This second June edition of the SPF bulletin features the updated industrial relations statement, a podcast on award winning partnership working, as well as information on recent meetings and further resources to help during the pandemic.

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  • June 2020 - Issue 1

    This first June 2020 edition of the SPF bulletin features updates SPF meetings, as well as updated guidance on workforce issues during the pandemic.

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  • May 2020 - Issue 2

    This bulletin features updates from Wider Group and two COVID-19 SPF engagement group meetings, a summary of the testing briefing held on 1 May, and more resources to help NHS workers and workforce leaders during the pandemic.

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  • May 2020 - Issue 1

    The May bulletin features updates from the wider group, workforce issues group and two COVID-19 SPF engagement groups, as well as further resources and information to support the workforce and leaders during the pandemic.

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  • April 2020 - Issue 2

    This second April bulletin features information on the changes the SPF is making to its working arrangements during COVID-19, updates from new working groups, as well as resources to support the workforce and leaders during the pandemic.

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  • April 2020 - Issue 1

    The April edition of the SPF bulletin features updates on February and March SPF meetings, as well as helpful resources relating to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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  • January 2020

    The January edition of the SPF bulletin features information on how to enter the 2020 HPMA award for partnership working and an update from the recent strategic group and violence reduction meetings.You can also find information on the Yorkshire & Humber SPF statement on leadership development in the NHS.

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  • November 2019

    The November edition of the SPF bulletin features the launch of the 2020 Health People Management Awards. Information on the SPF people plan workshop and NHSE/I core offer feedback portal. Updates on the new BMA health and wellbeing resource and information on how to apply for the 2020 whistle blowers support scheme.

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  • September 2019

    The September edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the September Strategic group meeting and information about building the best place to work. You can also find out about the new addition to the SPF website: the interactive regional map the recently updated Jargon Buster.

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  • July 2019

    The July edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the July wider group meeting and the National SPF priorities.Information from the interim people plan workshop and the annual North SPF conference and recent updates to the SPF website. You can also view the Just and learning culture tool from Mersey Care.

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  • June 2019

    The June edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the May SPF Strategic group meeting and the winner of the SPF HPMA 2019 partnership working award. Information from the combined WIG & NRG meeting and recent updates to the SPF website. You can also read information on facility time reporting and the financial cost of bullying calculator.

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  • April 2019

    The April edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the March SPF wider group meeting, information on the HPMA finialist and recent updates to the SPF website. You can also find information on the new case study's from the East Midland's and the North East.

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  • February 2019

    The February edition of the SPF bulletin features the SPF's response to the NHS Staff Survey 2018 and the updates from the SPF Strategic Group meeting . The bulletin also includes information on the 2018 WRES data and the North SPF joint regional meeting. You can also read information on recent website updates to the SPF website and how to register for the NHS workforce future bulletin.

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  • December 2018

    The December edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF Strategic Group Meeting, SPF Wider Group meeting and updates on the SPF website. The bulletin also features the launch of the HPMA awards 2019, and details of how you can submit an entry for the SPF sponsored partnership award. There are also details on how to register for our webinar on positive workplace cultures.

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  • September 2018

    The September edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF strategic group meeting and the Workforce Engagement/Experience Workshop. Find information on the Secretary of State's Talk Health and Care portal where health and care staff can share their views, and read how you can feed back on the Integrated Care Provider contract and developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS.

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  • July 2018

    The July edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF strategic group and workforce issues group (WIG). Also featured is a Topol review - call for evidence, NHS recruitment campaign and a new case study which shows how the North East SPF was created.

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  • May 2018

    The May edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF Strategic Group, Workforce Issues Group (WIG) and Embedding Partnership Working Group (EPWG). Read the latest on SPF's tackling bullying priorities for 2018/19, and further information on the HPMA awards 2018. Also featured is NHS England's staff health and wellbeing framework, as well as an update on trade union facility time.

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  • March 2018

    The March edition of the SPF bulletin features an update from the SPF Wider Group, and the SPF response to the 2017 NHS Staff Survey results, and the draft workforce strategy for health and social care. You can also find the latest version of the SPF jargon buster, and read about the Whistleblowers Support Scheme.

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  • February 2018

    The February edition of the SPF bulletin features an update from the SPF Strategic Group, details of the entry deadline extension for the HPMA partnership award, and a new case study on social partnership working in Bedforshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. You can also read an update on the Workforce Disability Equality Standard, and see the latest creating positive cultures resources.

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  • December 2017

    The December edition of the SPF bulletin features an update from SPF Strategic Group, Embedding Partnership Working Group, and an update on the recent SPF meeting with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The bulletin also features the launch of the HPMA awards 2018, and details of how you can submit an entry for the SPF sponsored partnership award. You can also read about the SPF creating positive cultures summit, as well as the SPF's social media campaign for #AntiBullyingWeek. Read more in the December SPF bulletin.

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  • November 2017

    The November edition of the SPF bulletin features a summary of the SPF wider group which took place on 18 October, the latest national and regional SPF priorities, and details for the SPF’s twitter account launch. You can find the latest SPF national action log, DOCAS guidance, and an update following the Health Education England (HEE) consultation. The bulletin also features NHS Employers Flu Fighter campaign and details of how your organisation can sign up to join the #jabathon thunderclap.

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  • September 2017

    The September edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF Strategic Group on 5 September, details of Strategic Group visits to accountable care systems (ACS), as well as summaries from the latest Workforce Issues Group meetings. You can find the latest version of the SPF members’ handbook, and read about the SPF’s key achievements from 2016-17. The bulletin also features updates on the latest work to tackle bullying and create positive workplace cultures, and details on how you can book your place on the health and care women leaders network conference.

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  • August 2017

    The August edition of the SPF bulletin features updates from the SPF Wider Group on 11 July and the SPF Strategic Group on 27 June, as well as summaries from the latest Workforce Issues Group meetings. You can find updated pension access and New Fair Deal FAQs and download the new NHS Staff Council guidance on apprenticeships. The bulletin also features updates on the progress of the SPF’s tackling bullying work, including links to good practice case studies on supporting a positive culture in NHS organisations, and a review by the BMA on workplace bullying and harassment of doctors and how this could be addressed.

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