Promoting partnership working in the NHS

National Regional Group (NRG)

The National Regional Group (NRG) was established in 2013 as an action arising from an SPF stocktake event. The aim of the group is to ensure the national SPF, the regional SPFs and arm’s length bodies have a co-ordinated approach to progressing policies and initiatives that impact on the workforce.

The meeting is chaired by Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON, and Rebecca Smith, Director of Engagement, NHS Employers and includes representation from the Department of Health and Social Care, arm’s length bodies, NHS trade unions, NHS Employers and the staff side chairs of the regional SPFs. 

The group’s terms of reference were last agreed in December 2018.