Key Points
  • Understanding the NHS Long-Term Plan: assessing the impact on recruitment and retention and the future NHS workforce
  • Addressing the Workforce Challenge: identifying solutions to reduce staff shortages
  • Creating a More Attractive NHS: implementing strategies to put the employee at the centre of the NHS to boost retention


Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, Treasurer, Health APPG
  • Phillip Confue, Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Kieran Sharrock, Medical Director, Lincolnshire LMC Limited
  • Phil Martin, Assistant Director for Education Policy, GMC
  • Anna Baverstock, Lead for Wellbeing, Tauton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Abedayo Odubayo, Programme and Project Manager for Recruitment, NHS England
  • Dave Hearn, Deputy Head of Transformation, Health Education England

    One in 11* NHS staff leave the NHS each year. Addressing the increasing challenge of recruiting and retaining staff is vital to the future landscape of the NHS. Westminster Insight’s timely briefing will explore how collaborative practice, flexible hours and reward models can make your healthcare setting, a more attractive place to work and improve retention rates.

    You will hear how the NHS long-term plan aims to revolutionise the approach to employee recruitment, exploring solutions to the workforce challenge including international recruitment, financial support for nurses and implementing value-based recruitment.

    Practical examples from the NHS including Lincolnshire LMC and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will tackle how to overcome the barriers to retaining NHS staff and discuss resolutions they have implemented successfully.

    Hear from Health Education England on the importance of valuing the employee, enhancing engagement and creating sustainable partnerships. You will also explore how to produce a balance between supply and demand across all NHS staff groups.

    Tauton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust will share initiatives to help you change your working culture, putting the employee and their wellbeing at the heart of the NHS, to create a motivated and successful workforce. Join your peers from across the NHS to hear how you can increase retention and create an effective strategy for recruitment.

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:45 - 09:15
    Registration

     

    09:15 - 09:25
    Chairs Opening Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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    09:25 - 09:55
    Reviewing the NHS Long Term Plan: Developing a Sustainable Workforce

     
    • Reviewing the NHS Long Term Plan to understand its impact on the NHS workforce
    • Strengthening leadership at all levels to make the NHS a great place to work
    • Prioritising staff support and wellbeing to improve retention
    • Ensuring the NHS has enough staff with the right skillsets to care and help patients now and in the future
    9:45 – 9:55 Questions and Discussion

    10:10 - 11:00
    Overcoming Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Employees

     
    • Creating initiatives to counteract the removal of NHS bursaries to encourage more nursing and health care applicants
    • Assessing the impact of private sector healthcare on NHS recruitment
    • Making the NHS a more family friendly employer, offering new benefits and rewards for both short and long-term staff
    10:50 – 11:00 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Phillip Confue Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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    Phil Martin Assistant Director for Education Policy, GMC

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    Dr Keiran Sharrock Medical Director, Lincolnshire LMC Limited

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    11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee and Networking Break

     

    11:30 - 12:20
    Implementing Value Based Recruitment to Overcome Employee Shortages

     
    • Attracting employees who share NHS values to reduce the use of outsourcing and agency staff
    • Ensuring a sustainable balance between supply and demand across all staff groups
    • Using international recruitment to address staff shortages and add value to the NHS
    • Encouraging apprenticeships, traineeships and cadet schemes to enhance the NHS workforce 
    12:10 – 12:20 Questions and Discussion

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    Abedayo Odubayo Programme and Project Manager for Recruitment, NHS England

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    12:20 - 12:50
    Creating an Attractive NHS: improving NHS benefits for employees

     
    • Developing new workforce initiatives to increase career progression and development opportunities, improving retention rates across the NHS
    • Promoting staff benefits and rewards to help engage both employees and new recruits with the NHS
    • Analysing how offering flexible working hours could reduce staff burnout and attract individuals to the NHS
    • Reducing discrimination, violence and bullying towards employees to create a positive working environment
    12:40 – 12:50 Questions and Discussion

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    Anna Baverstock Lead for Wellbeing, Tauton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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    12:50 - 13:20
    Valuing the Employee: improving staff retention and engagement

     
    • Creating sustainable and transformative partnerships to increase retention across NHS trusts
    • Using effective and honest communication to understand your employees
    • Producing a workforce who feel well managed, have opportunities for growth and their working environment is fit for purpose  
    13:10 – 13:20 – Questions and Discussion

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    Dave Hearn Deputy Head of Transformation, Health Education England

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    13:20 - 13:25
    Chairs Closing Remarks

     

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    Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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    End

    Speakers

    Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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    Anna Baverstock Lead for Wellbeing, Tauton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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    Phillip Confue Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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    Dave Hearn Deputy Head of Transformation, Health Education England

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    Phil Martin Assistant Director for Education Policy, GMC

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    Abedayo Odubayo Programme and Project Manager for Recruitment, NHS England

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    Dr Keiran Sharrock Medical Director, Lincolnshire LMC Limited

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    Venue details

    Central London


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