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London Partnership Conference 2016 - Workforce Implications of the 5 Year Forward View

The annual London Partnership Conference Workforce Implications of the 5 Year Forward View took place on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Cavendish Square.

Chaired by Deb O’Dea, chair of the London HRD network and hosted by the RCN, the 2016 conference focused on new ways of working, and new care models following the Five Year Forward View and the impact these changes will have on the NHS workforce. The two co-chairs of the London Social Partnership Forum Jacqueline Docherty and Phil Thompson provided closing observations.

71 delegates attended this event with a mix of local staff side representatives and employer colleagues from London organisations.

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Key speakers included:

  • Opening address - Rob Webster, CEO, NHS Confederation
  • Co-chair of the National Social Partnership Forum - Christina McAnea, National Secretary for Health UNISON
  • System changes and what it means for local employers and staff side: workforce transformation, devolution, new care models, vanguards - Helen Bullers, Regional Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development  (London), NHS England, Nabiha Sachedina, Director, London Health and Care Devolution Programme, Caroline Corrigan, Workforce lead, NHS England
  • Junior Doctors, GPs and Consultants – “Unhappiness in the NHS” – Dr Mark Porter, Chair BMA Council
  • A CEO’s view on workforce implications - Matthew Hopkins, CEO Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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There were breakout sessions showcasing local and pan London examples of best practice, it is our intention to share case studies from these.

  • Pan London working group “London life for NHS workers: Working together to make the case for improved housing, transport and wider benefits”- Ben Morrin Director of Workforce, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Bernell Bussue, Regional Director, RCN London.
  • “Performance development review process” - Obi Maduako, Head of Workforce and OD and Anthony Callender Interim Staff Side Secretary, the Hillingdon Hospital.
  • Total reward initiative “Showing we care about you” - Mark Hudson, Associate Director of Workforce and Dino Williams, Unison Branch Secretary and Staff Side Chair, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.
  • “Partnership working at St George’s – The trust’s health and wellbeing strategy for staff” - Jemma Ball,  Workforce Efficiencies Manager and Bob Holdawanski, staff side rep, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • “Social movement vanguard – Workplace health and wellbeing” - Sarah Bowker and Jemma Gilbert, Healthy London Partnership.
  • “Changing the narrative: How the NELFT BME strategy is working and leading the way nationally” – Wellington Makala, Deputy Operations Director and Harjit Bansal, Equality and Diversity Manager, North East London Foundation Trust.

Some of the key objectives for attending the event were:

  • strategy plan partnership resolve
  • better understanding pan London position on workforce problems in changing system
  • to gain a better knowledge and to implement better partnership
  • learning new ideas and strengthening partnerships
  • updates from a wider perspective on regulation to partnership
  • sharing good practice examples of NHS Partnership
  • learning more about how to cope with current pressures
  • to see a wider perspective and gain a deeper understanding of partnership initiatives.

Speaker presentations can be accessed below:

1. Open address - Rob Webster

2. Workforce transformation - Helen Bullers

3. Devolution - Nabiha Sachedina

4. New care models: vanguards workforce - Caroline Corrigan

5. Performance development review process - Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT 

6. Partnership working at St George’s – The trust’s health and wellbeing strategy for staff

7. How the NELFT BME strategy is working and leading the way nationally

8. A London workforce strategic framework

9. A CEO’s view on workforce implications - Matthew Hopkins

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