Promoting partnership working in the NHS

East Midlands SPF


EMHow do we want to joust? are the principals applied by members of the East Midlands SPF to their meetings. The principles were developed in partnership during a series of organisational development meetings, the aim of the meetings being to establish the barriers that exist to effective partnership working and improve the relationships and outputs of the regional SPF. The principles provide three areas of focus for meetings; purpose, involvement and trust.

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Representation from each staff organisation listed in the national Partnership Agreement.  The staff organisations will elect a co-chair and vice-chair.

  • Nominated individual with understanding of strategic workforce implications of policy change from each of the East Midlands NHS service providers, including those designated as Any Qualified Provider (AQP) (for example Director of HR).  The management side organisations will elect a co-chair.
  • Representation of the East Midlands Local Education Training Board (LETB)
  • Representation from the Greater East Midlands Commissioining Support Unit (GEM CSU)
  • Representation from NHS Employers

In circumstances where absence is unavoidable, the above members may send a named deputy who can represent the relevant organisation.

Dates of meetings for 2019 are:

8 March 2019 13.30-4pm
Holiday Inn Sandiacre, Nottingham
4 April 2019 All day    Kettering Conference Centre
9 May 2019 13.30-4pm
Holiday Inn Sandiacre, Nottingham
13 September 2019 13.30-4pm
Holiday Inn Sandiacre, Nottingham
6 December 2019 13.30-4pm
Holiday Inn Sandiacre, Nottingham

UPDATE: Please note that regional SPF meeting dates for 2019 may still be subject to change. If you have anything you wish to be raised at the meetings or if you would like any further information, please contact engagementmidlands&east@nhsemployers.org

Midlands and East Partnership Conference - 4 April 2019

The Midlands and East partnership conference will take place on 4 April at Kettering Conference Centre. 

The audience for this event is for colleagues working across the Midlands and East region:

  • regional staff side reps
  • local staff side reps
  • HR colleagues from NHS organisations.

The conference programme will focus on three themes with an overarching focus on partnership working:

  • staff health and wellbeing
  • developing a just and learning culture
  • staff engagement.

There will be presentations from national speakers on the NHS long term plan and workforce strategy. In breakour sessions delegates will have the opportunity to hear about how local good practice from NHS organisations across the wider region have been developed in partnership.

Delegates will have the opportunity to be:

  • Challenged - discuss regional and local challenges and talk about how they can be solved in partnership to support staff retention across Midlands and East.
  • Inspired - hear about good practice and local case studies to take ideas and learning back to their workplace.  
  • Connected - network with colleagues from three regional SPFs as well as colleagues from local employers in the NHS.
  • Informed - find out about the latest best practice and hear national updates from Health Education England, the national SPF and the NHS Confederation.

** DISCLAIMER **

  • The conference aims to support partnership working of as many organisations from across the Midlands and East to attend as possible.
  • This will be achieved by ensuring an approximately 50/50 split of attendees across management and staff sides.
  • Local and regional staff side colleagues are welcome to join the conference. In line with how regional SPFs operate, the conference will be focused on regional and national discussions.

Using the Eventbrite link you will be reserving your place, and it will not be confirmed until the organisers have checked places in line with the principals above. The organisers reserve the right to reallocate delegate places to support the above aims.

27 March 2018

The Midlands and East partnership conference took place on 27 March at Kettering conference centre. 

The conference programme focused on three themes with an overarching focus on partnership working:

  • Staff retention
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Staff engagement 

Delegates had the opportunity to be:

  • Challenged - discussed regional and local challenges and talked about how they can be solved in partnership to support staff retention across Midlands and East.
  • Inspired - heard about good practice and local case studies to take ideas and learning back to their workplace.  
  • Connected - networked with colleagues from three regional SPFs as well as colleagues from local employers in the NHS.
  • Informed - found out about the latest best practice and hear national updates from Health Education England, the national SPF and the NHS Confederation.

To access the presentations from the day, please click the links below:

Midlands and East partnership conference 2018

Partnership working to engage the workforce, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals 

Freedom to speak up: NHFT experience, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

Developing a compassionate attendance management approach in partnership, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Partnership working towards staff retention, Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Building trust through organisational development and working in partnership, East Midlands SPF  

24 March 2017

The Midlands and East partnership conference was held on 24 March at Kettering conference centre. The conference explored how to make the Midlands and East region a great place for NHS staff to work, with a focus on partnership working and staff experience, health and wellbeing and STPs. 

Delegates attending were:

  • Challenged - discuss regional and local challenges and talk about how they can be solved in partnership to make Midlands and East NHS a great place to work. 
  • Inspired - hear about good practice and local case studies, take ideas and learning back to your workplace.  
  • Connected - network with colleagues from three regional SPFs as well as colleagues from local employers.
  • Informed - find out about the latest best practice and national thinking.

The conference programme focused on three themes: 

  • staff health and wellbeing
  • staff experience
  • the development of STPs in partnership.

You can take a look at the presentation from the conference.