Reviewing the Budget 2018 and how this will affect NHS staff and training: Exploring where the extra funding will be allocated, as well as evaluating the blind-spots and informing government policy around this area.
Assessing the impact of Brexit on staff recruitment: Implementing measures that ensure jobs remain attractive for EU workers post-Brexit and analysing the next steps for recruitment teams at engaging with the EU workforce.
Evaluating the impact of the abolishment of NHS bursaries: Exploring actions to encourage more nursing, midwifery and allied health professional applicants, and sharing best practice on recruitment strategies in light of this.
Ensuring a self-sustaining public NHS workforce: Evaluating the impact of private healthcare providers competing for NHS contracts.
Improving staff retention: Motivating the workforce and reducing employee absenteeism.
Dr. Tony O'Sullivan, Co-Chair, Keep Our NHS Public
Helga Pile, Deputy Head of Health, UNISON
Fleur Nielsen , Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health
Charmagne Barnes, Dean of the College of Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London (UWL)
Naveen Keerthi , Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England
Nick Bowles, Head of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Alliances, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) The NHS is reliant on effective and efficient recruitment. However, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the abolition of bursaries, and competition from private companies have added more challenges to recruitment for the NHS. There are also questions around the new funding arriving from the Autumn budget 2018.
Our half-day conference on NHS Recruitment will explore these areas in detail. We are delighted to welcome a range of senior professionals to our event from the NHS, as well as organisations such as UNISON and the Council of Deans. Delegates will benefit from our speakers' unique insight into the recruitment climate, as well as the opportunity to network with peers and share best practice.
This conference will be particularly appealing to NHS Trust CEO's, Directors and senior managers, as well as:
Strategy and Transformation teams
Heads of Workforce Engagement
09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:30 - 09:40
Chair's Opening Remarks
09:40 - 10:15
Morning Key-note Address
10:15 - 11:00
Assessing the impact of Brexit on Staff Recruitment (Panel discussion)
Retaining staff and implementing measures that ensure jobs remain
attractive for EU workers post-Brexit
Nick Bowles Head of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Alliances, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)
Naveen Keerthi Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Assessing the impact of the abolishment of NHS bursaries
Exploring actions to encourage more nursing applicants and allied health professionals: the need for
student funding and investing in student education
Fleur Nielsen Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health
Charmagne Barnes Dean of the College of Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London (UWL)
11:30 - 12:00
Ensuring a self-sustaining public NHS workforce
Assessing the impact of private
healthcare providers competing for NHS contracts
exploring the introduction of Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS)
tackling under-funding, deskilling,
outsourcing, competition and dis-integration