Promoting partnership working in the NHS

East of England SPF


Recent developments: The East of England SPF network has been focusing on sharing best practices and learnings from the staff survey in recent months and working to understand the workforce planning picture from across the region in partnership with Health Education England.

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The network is co-chaired by Sasha Savage, Head of Health, UNISON, Liz Cooke, Head of Human Resources, Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust and Oonagh Monkhouse, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The network is made up of staff side reps and employers from across the region.

East of England Social Partnership Forum meetings are held quarterly and are jointly chaired by management and union representatives.

Dates of meetings for 2020 are:

10 February 2020


Newmarket Racecourses, Suffolk 

22 April 2020


Newmarket Racecourses, Suffolk 

12 August 2020


Newmarket Racecourses, Suffolk 

26 November 2020


Newmarket Racecourses, Suffolk 


Please note that regional SPF meeting dates for 2020 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&





The SPF creating positive cultures summit held in November 2017, brought together NHS employers, ALBs and trade unions to reflect on the first year of the Tackling bullying in the NHS: a collective call to action, and set priorities for the year ahead. Regions/trusts were each asked to complete a poster to share their tackling bullying projects and initiatives. The following posters from East of England were displayed at the summit, and show the excellent progress being made to create positive workplace cultures in NHS organisations within the region.

Bullying and harassment plan 2017/2018 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust

Zero tolerance - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

Survey monkey for midwives - Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Tackling bullying and harassment - Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Be a buddy, not a bully - Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS trust

Common culture of quality care – Luton CCG

Common culture of quality care - East and North Hertfordshire CCG

Common culture of quality care - Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group

Common culture of quality care – Bedfordshire CCG