HSJ Workforce Forum

Creating a holistic strategy around recruitment and retention to alleviate pressures and embed the NHS People Plan
Etc. Venues, Monument, London

25 February 2020



09:00 – 09:45

Registration & Refreshments

09:45 – 10:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks​

Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

10:00 – 10:45

Keynote Discussion: Delivering the NHS People Plan

Hear from policy makers about progress following the Interim People Plan, and quiz workforce leaders on what the People Plan means for your organisation’s workforce and how best to address the impacts of Brexit.

Speakers include:

Prerana Issar, NHS Chief People Officer

10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Thinking creatively – Managing resources to address the workforce deficit in the short term

In association with NHS Professionals

While we often get caught up in longer-term planning, what can you do in the short term to help address workforce shortages? Learn from solutions that have been implemented in different organisations and systems.

Nicola McQueen, Chief Executive, NHS Professionals

Duncan Forbes, Chief People Officer, East and North Herts NHS Trust

Amanda Rawlings, Director of People Services and Organisational Effectiveness, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive, Yeovil District Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11:30 – 11:45

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:45 – 12:30

Interactive Discussion Groups

Address pertinent challenges in two pre-selected focused discussion groups led by expert solution providers. With groups limited to 12 participants, ensure you sign up early to secure your place at your preferred two tables.

1. Building a digitally-enabled workforce
Led by Neil Picton, Head of Workforce Engagement & Information, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2. Addressing barriers to increasing diversity in the NHS
Led by Joan Saddler, Director of Partnerships and Equality, NHS Confed

3. Attracting, supporting and retaining your future leaders
In association with HSJ Jobs
Led by Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

4. Accessing and making the most of training opportunities to support the People Plan
Led by Susan Clarke, Head of Workforce and Education - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs and NonMedical Workforce Lead – HEE Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs

5. Maximising staff engagement
Led by Rosie Johnson, Director of Workforce and OD, RDaSH

6. Managing people flow across the system
Led by Jackie HewlettDavies, Workforce Transformation Programme Manager, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

  Stream A: Making the NHS a better place to work Stream B: Adapting to future workforce demand
13:30 – 14:10

Panel Discussion: Supporting a just and learning culture

  • Avoiding a blame culture
  • Distinguishing between individual accountability and system flaws

Panellists include:

Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust​

Clare Holt, Former Air Traffic Controller

Acosia Nyanin, Chief Nursing Officer, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning, NHS Resolution

Panel Discussion: Assessing future workforce demand to enable strategic planning

  • Implementing system-wide analysis to identify future gaps in the workforce
  • Defining a clear recruitment and training strategy to meet future demand

Panellists include:

Alison Leary, Chair of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling, London South Bank University

Sue West, Senior Nursing Education Advisor, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Arun Gupta, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Postgraduate Education, Academic Health Science Centre, Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)

14:10 – 14:15

Session Change

14:15 – 14:55

Panel Discussion: Driving diversity at the leadership level to better reflect the workforce

  • Closing the gap on BME representation and creating a better work environment
  • Improving patient care by offering a more inclusive service

Panellists include:

Habib Naqvi, Deputy Director - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Marie Gabriel, Chair, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ben Morrin, Director of Workforce, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel Discussion: Developing the next generation of NHS workers

  • Opportunities and steps to take to engage with students
  • Shaping education and training in line with workforce demand projections

Panellists include:

Claire Flavell, Strategic Lead, Lincolnshire Talent Academy

Adrian Tams, Workforce Transformation Manager, Health Education England

Helga Pile, Deputy Head of Health, UNISON

14:55 – 15:25

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:25 – 16:05

Panel Discussion: Increasing retention by meeting the needs of the NHS workforce

  • Identifying the most important lifestyle and workplace needs of the NHS workforce
  • Transferring ideas from other industries into your workforce management practices

Panellists include:

Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, England

Raffaela Goodby, Director of People and Organisation Development, Sandwell & Birmingham NHS Trust

Kate Jarman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

16:05 – 16:45

Panel Discussion: Leading the workforce through organisational change

As the health and social care system moves towards greater integration, hear insights and key learning outcomes from STP and ICS leaders that can be transferred to your organisation and local system.

Panellists include:

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jon Restell, Chief Executive, Managers in Partnership (MIP)

Sara Gorton, Head of Health, Unison

16:45 – 17:25

Aligning with the national vision – next steps in devising your workforce action plan

Panellists include:
Yvonne Coghill, Director – WRES Implementation Team, NHS England

Caroline Beardall, Director of Workforce & OD, NHS England and NHS Improvement – South East

Senior Representative, McKinsey

17:30 – 17:35

Chair’s closing remarks

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