Key Points
  • Developing a sustainable workforce to meet the requirements of the Draft Health and Care Workforce Strategy 2027
  • Priorities for recruitment, motivating the workforce, retaining staff and improving efficiency
  • Ensuring the NHS workforce can adapt to new challenges through on-going professional development
Guest of Honour

Janet Davies Chief Executive & General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Read profile




Overview
Following the publication of figures showing that there has been a 96% reduction in the number of nurse applications from EU countries and a 15.8% increase in the overall number of vacancies in the NHS in the last year this event will bring together key stakeholders from across the health and social care sector to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing the NHS workforce.

The event takes place in the context of the House of Lords report published in April 2017, which argued that the workforce is the biggest internal threat to the sustainability of the NHS and will provide a platform to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities for recruitment and retention across the NHS.

With consultations now open on the Health Education England workforce strategy, which will outline priorities for the workforce up until 2027, discussions will focus on emerging skills requirements across the healthcare sector to fit new models of care, workforce responses to the Five Year Forward View, retaining and recruiting EU staff post-Brexit, and how to make the NHS an attractive place to work.

Time will also be dedicated to analysing best practice in motivating staff to improve productivity and developing comprehensive professional development programmes to ensure the workforce maintains the skills and knowledge required across NHS services.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Westminster Insight’s Welcoming Remarks

 

Speakers

Alastair Henderson Chief Executive, Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (AoMRC)

Read profile


09:05 - 09:45
Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future - Draft Health and Care Workforce Strategy to 2027

 
  • Progress to date in meeting the Five Year Forward View
  • Key interventions needed now to deal with current workforce issues
  • Workforce requirements beyond 2021/22
       - - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

Speakers

Janet Davies Chief Executive & General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Read profile


09:55 - 10:45
Developing the Workforce

 
  • Workforce responses to the Five Year Forward Review
  • Brexit and the challenge of retaining and recruiting new EU staff
  • Promoting the NHS as a great place to work and encouraging existing practitioners to return
  • Workforce configurations for new models of care
  • Aligning workforce, finance and service planning
     
    - - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

Speakers

Paul Myatt Policy Advisor - Workforce, NHS Providers

Read profile

Suzanne Tyler Director of Services to Members, The Royal College of Midwives

Read profile

John Rogers Chief Executive, Skills for Health

Read profile


10:45 - 11:15
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

11:15 - 12:05
NHS Workforce Productivity: Priorities for Motivating the Workforce, Retaining Staff and Improving Efficiency

 
  • Improving staff retention
  • Ensuring an engaged and valued workforce
  • Improving the mental health of NHS staff
  • Enabling better use of clinical staff
  • Reducing absenteeism
  • Achieving stronger management grip on non-productive time
  • Undertaking regular reviews of key workforce productivity issues
  • Realising the productivity benefits of effective staff rostering
  • Reducing agency and locum costs
  • Engaging employees to support transformation and embrace culture change
  • Making the NHS a more inclusive, ‘family-friendly’ employer

    - - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

    Speakers

    Ben Gershlick Senior Economics Analyst, The Health Foundation

    Read profile

    Helga Pile Deputy Head of Health, UNISON

    Read profile

    Candace Imison Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

    Read profile


    12:10 - 12:55
    Professional Development in the NHS - Ensuring the NHS Workforce can adapt to new challenges through on-going professional development

     
    • Redesigning roles, training and optimising the skills of your existing staff
    • Training, educating and investing in the workforce to give new and current staff flexibility and adaptability
    • Regulation, upskilling and advanced clinical practice to improve skill mix
    • The impact of technology on education and training
    • Supporting carers, volunteers and self-carers through healthcare training Leadership development programmes
    • Ensuring all staff have identifiable career paths, multiple points of entry and choice

      ---- Questions and answer session with delegates ----

    Speakers

    Martin Hart Assistant Director of Education, General Medical Council

    Read profile

    Alastair Henderson Chief Executive, Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (AoMRC)

    Read profile

    Paul Myatt Policy Advisor - Workforce, NHS Providers

    Read profile


    12:55 - 13:00
    Chair’s and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Janet Davies Chief Executive & General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

    Read profile

    Ben Gershlick Senior Economics Analyst, The Health Foundation

    Read profile

    Martin Hart Assistant Director of Education, General Medical Council

    Read profile

    Alastair Henderson Chief Executive, Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (AoMRC)

    Read profile

    Candace Imison Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

    Read profile

    Paul Myatt Policy Advisor - Workforce, NHS Providers

    Read profile

    Helga Pile Deputy Head of Health, UNISON

    Read profile

    John Rogers Chief Executive, Skills for Health

    Read profile

    Suzanne Tyler Director of Services to Members, The Royal College of Midwives

    Read profile


    Venue details

    Holiday Inn Kensington High Street Holiday Inn - Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SP

    Venue website


    Speakers
    X Close