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West Midlands SPF

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The West Midlands SPF is co-chaired by joint staff side chairs Richard Pembridge, Society of Radiographers and Mel Sutton, British Medical Association and joint management side chairs Mark Ratley, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Adam Race, Royal Wolverhampton.

Recent developments: The West Midlands SPF network supported partnership working between the regional SPF and the STPs, by connecting regional staff side reps with their STP leads.

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The meetings will be co-chaired, alternatively (where practical), by nominated/elected staff side lead and nominated employer individual with understanding of strategic workforce implications of policy change from the West Midlands NHS service providers (for example director of HR).

· Representation from each staff organisation listed in the national partnership agreement.  

· Staff side and employers will aim to identify vice-chairs

· Representation from Health Education West Midlands 

· Representation from NHS Employers

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


West Midlands Social Partnership Forum meetings are held quarterly and are jointly chaired by management and union representatives.

Dates of meetings for 2020 are:

2 April 2020


Capsticks, Birmingham 

22 June 2020


Capsticks, Birmingham

1 October 2020


Capsticks, Birmingham 

14 December 2020


Capsticks, Birmingham 

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&