NHS Staffing Conference 2018
“We’re in the middle of the longest and deepest financial squeeze in the history of the NHS. Trusts are struggling to recruit and retain enough staff to ensure the safe, high-quality care that patients expect and deserve” - NHS Providers
The NHS employs 1.7 million people across the UK. It is the country’s biggest employer and ranks at number five globally. Despite the huge scale of its labour force, it is increasingly apparent that the NHS in England doesn’t have enough staff. In the last study that analysed staffing across all NHS staff, the National Audit Office (NAO) found there were about 50,000 vacancies in 2014. The NAO estimated that there was a shortfall of 5.9 per cent between the number of staff that NHS organisations had budgeted for and the number of staff actually in post. In order to address these shortages, the NHS must look to invest in training and recruitment in conjunction with a more effective use of existing employees. In addition to the recruitment costs associated with high turnover and vacancy levels, the extra money hospitals have to pay for temporary staff, which is a huge drain on overstretched finances.
The Five Year Forward View stresses the importance of the physical and mental wellbeing of the NHS workforce by setting a national example in the support it offers its own staff to stay healthy. It predicts that measures to improve employee health could cut sickness by a third (the equivalent of 15,000 extra staff) while enabling staff to become “health ambassadors” in their communities. The report also argues that changes to working conditions and a stronger workplace culture of trust and engagement would help boost morale and staff retention in struggling areas.
Returning for its third year, Salford Professional Development's NHS Staffing Conference is gaining a reputation as an inspirational and empowering event offering ideas for innovation both on a small and large scale. Join us for the NHS Staffing Conference 2018 where experts from across the health sector will discuss how NHS leaders can recruit, train and retain the staff they need. Understand how the workforce can be redeployed as the NHS moves to a more prevention based model of care, how Brexit will affect recruitment and how the health service can reduce its dependency on locums and agency staff.
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Opening Remarks from Chair
The Challenges of NHS recruitment and retention
Presentation on the workforce challenges faced by NHS in the 21st century and how we need to turn the tide.
KEYNOTE - Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC Executive Team, British Medical Association (BMA)
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni is a GP in Yorkshire, Medical Director of Humberside LMCs and part of the Executive Team of GPC. He graduated from University of Leicester Medical School and completed all his postgraduate training in Yorkshire. He has been involved with national medical politics for most of the decade and has represented the profession and the BMA on workforce strategies including the NHS England 10 point plan, General Practice Forward View and Women in Medical Leadership amongst others. His previous national appointments include Chair of Equality and Diversity (2013-2016), Policy Lead for Education, Training and Workforce (2014-2017) and Chair of GP Trainees’ Subcommittee (2011-2014). He has been listed in the top 50 influential GPs in the country by ‘Pulse’ continuously since 2011 and was also the finalist for the prestigious ‘Primary Care GP of the Year Awards’ in 2015. He was recently appointed as the Ambassador for Foundation for Medical Research by the BMA which involves promoting medical research and raising funds to support medical research. He is passionate about the NHS and firmly believes that general practice is the cornerstone of the health service.
Collective leadership for culture change
KEYNOTE - Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci was appointed Principal of Newnham in September 2012. She is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation, and has chaired the UK Health Honours Committee. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma.
Dame Carol was National Director for Health and Work from 2006 to 2012, and completed two independent reviews for the Government, the first in 2008 on the health of the UK working population, the second in 2011 (as co-chair) on sickness absence in Britain. The recommendations of the second report are now being put into place, with for example a national Fit for Work Service. She is Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health and Public Health England, and in 2015 she was asked by the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, to undertake a third independent review, on ways of encouraging back into work adults with long-term but treatable conditions such as addiction to alcohol or drugs, or obesity.
She has long been involved in encouraging women to aspire to positions of leadership, in the professions, academia and public life. She is now a member of the University’s Equality and Diversity Committee, and of the organising committee for the annual Women of the World Festival in Cambridge. She chairs the board of Think Ahead, a not-for-profit organisation that encourages graduates into mental health social work. As Principal she regularly gives talks to schools, at home and abroad, often through such organisations as Inspiring the Future and Speakers for Schools, encouraging girls to apply for leading universities and aim for high-level careers fulfilling their potential.
In July 2016, Dame Carol stepped down after ten years as Chairman of the Nuffield Trust for health policy. She is a member of the Welsh Government’s Bevan Commission on health in Wales, Chair of the RSSB’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Group, a non-executive director of UKActive, and a member of PwC’s Health Industries Oversight Board. She is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, The Work Foundation and of Uppingham School. In November 2013 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK in the BBC Woman’s Hour list.
An independent review, written by Dame Carol, which analysed the impact on employment prospects for people who have battled drug or alcohol addiction, was published by the Government in December 2016.
How can Greater Manchester cope with the staffing crisis in health and social care better than the rest of the country?
Andrew Foster CBE, Chief Executive, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust
Andrew was appointed Chief Executive at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust in January 2007.
His main interest has been quality and safety with a particular desire to learn from the best hospitals in the world. He led the successful application which resulted in this Trust becoming a Foundation Trust in December 2008.
Before that he spent five years as the NHS Director of Human Resources (Workforce Director General) at the Department of Health with principal responsibility for implementing the workforce expansion and HR systems modernisation set out in the NHS Plan.
Previously he spent two years as part time Policy Director (HR) at the NHS Confederation.
Andrew was also the Chairman of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust from 1996 to 2001 and before that Chairman of West Lancashire NHS Trust and Non-Executive director at Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust. From May 2016 Andrew was appointed as sponsor CEO for the NHSI A&E Improvement Plan in the North of England. Andrew is the Chair of GM Strategic Workforce Board.
Case Study to be delivered by: TBC
Seminar A –
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Seminar B –
Case Study to be delivered by: TBC
Patient safety – Best practice in WWL
An overview of how WWL became one of the best performing NHS trusts in the north of England.
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Former Medical Director in two Acute NHS Trusts (Bury and Wigan) and Medical Adviser for International Recruitment
After graduating in India, Dr Prabhu came to the UK in 1982, training in Paediatrics at Oxford, Edinburgh and Leeds before working as a Consultant Paediatrician at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. Dr Prabhu was appointed Medical Director based at Wigan Infirmary in 2010, subsequently helping WWL emerge as one of the top five performing NHS trusts in the north of England.
Supporting NHS staff to stay healthy
KEYNOTE - Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers (Invited)
Danny Mortimer is the Chief Executive of NHS Employers. He joined the organisation in November 2014 from his role as director of workforce and strategy at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Danny has a degree in politics at York University and worked as a porter and health care assistant before becoming a regional trainee in the West Midlands.
Danny's other roles have included personnel manager and general manager at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, and deputy director of personnel at Brighton Health Care.
His first director post was a joint role for Royal West Sussex NHS Trust and Western Sussex PCT. He subsequently became director of HR and organisational development at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Danny is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has been a member of the NHS Employers Policy Board since 2006; he was appointed as its vice chair in June 2008.
Case Study to be delivered by: TBC
Agenda for change
Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON
The NHS workforce challenge and addressing the current NHS staffing shortage.
KEYNOTE - Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council (Invited)
Jackie joined the NMC as the director of Fitness to Practise (FtP) in August 2010, driving forward improvements to meet the NMC’s goal of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.
Jackie’s background is in law and she spent many years working for the Crown Prosecution Service at the Old Bailey and in the Director of Public Prosecutions Office. Jackie has a Law degree from Wolverhampton University, a qualification in Six Sigma and a diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.
Jackie has extensive experience in healthcare regulation, working for the General Medical Council (GMC) for over 10 years as an assistant director and heading up their investigation unit for six years.
Jackie sat on the West Midlands Pathfinder Steering Group, and was a member of Revalidation Project Group for the London SHA.
Closing Remarks from Chair
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director, Wigan, Leigh and Wrightington NHS Foundation Trust
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- The conference will bring together professionals from health and social care, academia, and the wider public, private and third sectors, providing a rare chance to engage with and learn from each other.
- The programme has been designed to offer maximum practical value, featuring a mix of keynote speeches, service-user presentations, and case studies from those who are doing things well.
- Be inspired by examples of best practice from leading organisations across the health and social care sector.
- Anticipate how Brexit will affect the NHS workforce.
- Identify solutions to the NHS' dependency on expensive locums and agency staff.
- Learn about the delivery of values based recruitment and values based interviewing.
- Gain new ideas, new thinking and new contacts.
- Network with a wide range of organisations all dedicated to effecting real change.
- Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care.
- Take advantage of excellent networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
- Explore the avenues to overcoming workforce related barriers to effective integrated care.
- Share you own stories and experiences with the conference and contribute to wider thinking about dementia care and support.
Who should attend?
- Change Managers
- Chief Nurses
- Clinical Programme Development Lead
- Cluster Service Lead
- Community Engagement Officers
- Customer Service Lead
- Deputy Chief Nurse
- Deputy Chief Nurse & Quality Lead
- Deputy Director of Workforce
- Director of Nursing Development
- Director of Workforce and OD
- Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
- Directors of Finance
- Directors of HR
- Directors of Nursing
- Directors of Public Health
- General Practitioners
- Head of Employee Relations
- Head of HR
- Head of Imaging
- Head of Innovation & Change
- Head of nurse recruitment
- Head of Nursing - Division of Surgery
- Head of Operational HR
- Head of Recruitment and Retention
- Head of Workforce Development
- Head of Workforce Planning and Information
- Head of Workforce Strategy and Planning
- Heads Of Quality and safety
- Heads Of Skills
- Heads Of Training
- Heads Of Workforce Engagement
- HR Business Manager
- HR Business Partner
- Innovation Leads
- Interim Lead for Staff Engagement
- Medical Director
- Medical Directors
- Operations Directors
- Practice Education Facilitator
- Professors Of Nursing
- Programme Managers
- Project Manager, Professional Standards Team
- Recruitment and Retention Nurse Advisor
- Recruitment Leads
- Senior HR Business Partner
- Senior HR Manager - Operations
- Service Development Manager – Primary Care
- Staff side partnership representative
- Workforce Assistant
- Workforce Development Leads