Promoting partnership working in the NHS

SPF Sub Groups

From time to time, as appropriate, the SPF may establish subgroups to develop specific pieces of work or to look at particular issues in more detail. 

Workforce Issues Group (WIG) 

The Workforce Issues Group considers the workforce implications of system reform and develops tools and guidance to support change whilst ensuring that the NHS Constitution’s staff pledges are embedded in NHS policies and practice.

WIG is chaired by Jon Restell, staff side, Managers in Partnership, and Simon Arden-Davis, Department of Health and Social Care.

National Regional Group (NRG) 

The National Regional Group (NRG) was established to ensure the national SPF and the regional SPFs have a co-ordinated approach to progressing their work and achieving their objectives. The group enables a shared understanding and provides connectivity between the work of the national SPF (wider group, strategic group and workforce issues group) and the work of each regional SPF.

The meeting is chaired by Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON, and Rebecca Smith, Director of Engagement, NHS Employers.