Key Points
  • Making the NHS the Best Place to Work: exploring the challenges posed by COVID-19 and planning for the future
  • Utilising Value-Based Recruitment: Attracting likeminded staff who share NHS values
  • Improving NHS Leadership: Helping to create an inclusive and productive workforce
  • Using Innovative Strategies to Make the Best Use of Available Resources: Implementing technology to help deploy existing employees from staffing banks, controlling the use of agency or temporary staff
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:


  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Chair, Heart of England NHS Foundation & Treasurer, All Party Parliamentary Health Group
  • Caroline Chipperfield, Director Leadership Development and Delivery ,NHS Leadership Academy
  • Caroline Williams, Greater Manchester Nurse Initiative Project lead, Greater Manchester Health NHS Partnership
  • Stuart Palma, Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Dr Stephanie Strachan, Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership
  • Linda Garbutt, Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University


One in 11* NHS staff leave the NHS entirely every single year. With growing demand and pressure on the NHS, retaining and recruiting staff to overcome the ongoing shortage is crucial to build a committed future workforce.

Westminster Insight’s half-day briefing will explore the challenge facing the NHS workforce during and post COVID-19. Join us to hear best practice strategies to improve recruitment and retention, helping you to build a kinder culture, increase job satisfaction and offer continued professional development.

Learn how you could enhance your NHS workforce through overseas recruitment developing ethical and sustainable recruitment practices. Explore how to utilise return-to-practice schemes during and after COVID-19, re-engaging professionals with the NHS. You will also review how to retain staff after the pandemic, including upskilling, building strong working relationships and helping staff to maintain a healthy-work life balance.

(*Interim People Plan, 2019)

Agenda
Start

09:10 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE Treasurer, Health APPG

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09:20 - 09:50
Keynote Address: Reviewing the Interim People Plan: How COVID-19 could change the future of recruitment and retention in the NHS

 

  • Improving the NHS’s leadership culture helping to create an inclusive and productive workforce
  • Understanding the challenges posed by COVID-19 and what NHS trusts can do to ensure staff feel supported and listened to
  • Strengthening the image and perception of working in the NHS during and after COVID-19 to increase applications and retain staff
09:30 - 09:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Caroline Chipperfield Director Leadership Development and Delivery, NHS Leadership Academy

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09:50 - 10:20
Improving Student Experience: Developing the Future NHS workforce

 
  • Supporting students to reach their full potential, reducing attrition during training
  • Valuing the role students played during the pandemic, helping students to flourish in a high-pressured work environment
  • Helping students manage their workload, creating a healthy work-life balance to help retain students
  • Attracting students to the NHS during and after COVID-19 
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Discussion 

10:20 - 10:50
Helping to Retain Staff: Offering Continued Professional Development and Upskilling to Overcome Shortages

 
  • Ensuring retention of staff after COVID-19 by offering CPD opportunities, developing the relationship between trust and staff
  • Encouraging employees to complete further training helping to upskill and overcome shortages 
  • Building job satisfaction for employees by creating improved career pathways
11:30 - 11:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Stuart Palma Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement

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10:50 - 11:20
Intermission

 

11:30 - 12:10
Case Study: Implementing International Recruitment Successfully

 
  • Attracting overseas trained medical professionals and offering support throughout the process, helping to increase retention
  • Developing ethical and sustainable international recruitment that can make a valuable contribution to the NHS
  • Considering the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on overseas recruitment and widening the net for recruiting NHS staff
  • Utilising the changes to NHS surcharge to encourage more overseas recruitment 
12:00 - 12:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Dr Stephanie Strachan Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership

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12:10 - 12:40
Case Study: Increasing Staff Satisfaction to Help Improve Retention

 
  • Monitoring staff feedback to build engagement with staff, better understanding their needs and experience
  • Creating a culture that puts staff needs and wellbeing first, enhancing employee satisfaction and reducing burnout
  • Developing rewards and benefits schemes to help show employee appreciation
12:30 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Caroline Williams Greater Manchester Nurse Initiative Project lead, Greater Manchester Health NHS Partnership

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12:40 - 13:10
Case Study: Routes Back into the NHS - Building Return-to-Practice Schemes

 
  • Implementing return-to-practice schemes to create a safe, supported and direct route for returning professionals to the NHS
  • Understanding how the schemes have been utilised throughout COVID-19 and how to maintain staff after the pandemic including nurses, GPs and allied health professionals
  • Offering financial support through bursaries and one-off payments to help professionals returning from aboard or career breaks 
13:00 -13:10 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Linda Garbutt Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

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13:10 - 13:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

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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Caroline Williams Greater Manchester Nurse Initiative Project lead, Greater Manchester Health NHS Partnership

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Dr Stephanie Strachan Critical Care Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Kings Health Partnership

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Stuart Palma Head of Allied Health Professionals (Professional Leadership), NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Linda Garbutt Lead – Nursing Return to Practice Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Caroline Chipperfield Director Leadership Development and Delivery, NHS Leadership Academy

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Venue details

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