Key Points
  • 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.


Overview
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • 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:

    • Recruitment Managers
    • HR Managers
    • Strategy and Transformation teams
    • Heads of Workforce Engagement
    • Ward Managers
    • CCG representatives
    • Social Services
    • NHS Stakeholders
    • Matrons
    • Local Authorities
    • Union Representatives



Agenda
Start

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 

Speakers

Nick Bowles Head of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Alliances, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)

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Naveen Keerthi Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England

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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break

 

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


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Fleur Nielsen Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health

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Charmagne Barnes Dean of the College of Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London (UWL)

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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

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Dr. Tony O'Sullivan Co-Chair, Keep our NHS Public

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12:00 - 12:30
Improving staff retention

 
  • reducing employee absenteeism
  • Making the NHS a more inclusive, ‘family-friendly’ employer 

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Helga Pile Deputy Head of Health, UNISON

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12:30 - 12:35
Chair’s Closing remarks

 

End

Speakers

Charmagne Barnes Dean of the College of Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London (UWL)

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Nick Bowles Head of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Alliances, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)

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Naveen Keerthi Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England

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Fleur Nielsen Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health

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Dr. Tony O'Sullivan Co-Chair, Keep our NHS Public

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Helga Pile Deputy Head of Health, UNISON

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Venue details

Central London


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