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Prerana Issar introduces our latest bulletin by looking ahead to the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019, including a number of sessions focusing on our NHS People Plan.

Save the date: Monday 9 September, 7pm #OurNHSPeople tweet chat on making the NHS the best place to work. What do people who work in the NHS need from their leaders?

Attending Expo? Make sure you don’t miss our People Plan sessions

If you’re heading to Manchester this week for the Health and Care Innovation Expo, here are some sessions that you won’t want to miss:

Making the NHS the best place to work 

Diversity in leadership: Key to making the NHS the best place to work?

Thursday 14:00 – 15:30

Dr Navina Evans, Dido Harding and Dr Nikki Kanani will be taking part in a panel discussing the importance of diversity in leadership in the NHS. The session will explore why our leaders, chairs and non-executive directors should better represent the communities they serve and the people they lead.

Delivering 21st Century Care

Building the Future Together: Improvement and the Long Term Plan

Thursday 09:00 – 10:30

Ensuring that everyone has the skills they need to deliver continuous quality improvement and that they work in a culture which enables them to do so – is critical to the effective delivery of the Long Term Plan.   Releasing time for care workstream chair Hugh McCaughey is joined by Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

A new operating model for workforce

How to succeed at system level planning

Wednesday 11:45 – 13:15 PM

Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and senior leaders from Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire will be discussing the impact of this new way of working and offer their top tips for successful system planning.

Future nursing workforce

We are the NHS – workforce plans for nursing & midwifery

Thursday 09:30 – 10:30

What do we need to do next to make sure we have the workforce we need to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan and safe patient care? Join Chief Nursing Officer Dr Ruth May and panel to listen, engage and share your views on the future of nursing.

Improving the leadership culture

Why it matters: cultures of compassionate and inclusive leadership

Wednesday 12:30 – 13:30

This session will hear from Dido Harding, Suzie Bailey, Tracie Jolllif and Professor Michael West on the importance of compassionate and inclusive leadership. It will feature examples from the NHS England and NHS Improvement Culture and Leadership Programme which is already working with over 80 trusts across the country to address areas such as compassion, inclusivity, speaking up, bullying, and learning.

Make sure to visit the People Zone with sessions running throughout Expo including;

Making the NHS the best place to work:

Prerana Issar in conversation with Sir David Behan


Building leadership for inclusion

21st Century Care:

Creating a digital-ready workforce

System Working:

Building flexibility through system collaboration

Click here to view the full programme of sessions taking place in the People Zone

A new operating model for workforce

Rob Webster – Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership

Rob Webster, chair of the NHS People Plan workstream on ‘Developing a new operating model for workforce’, reflects on the work taking place to develop a new model for the NHS workforce of the future and looks at how it will be put into practice at local system level.

£210 million funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Package of support to train and retain NHS nurses

The chancellor has today announced a new multi-million pound package of support to train and retain the nurses the NHS needs as part of the Spending Round.

The funding will mean Every nurse, midwife and allied health professional working across NHS hospital and community care and general practice will have access to a personal training budget of more than £1,000 over three years to support their personal learning and development needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Dr Ruth May said:

“More staff, working in rewarding jobs and supportive environments, will be key to delivering the improvements for patients we set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The nurses, midwives, care workers and other staff I speak to across England tell me time and again how important ongoing training is when they are thinking about their next career move, so I know today’s signal of intent will be welcomed across the health service.”

Read more on the announcement here

Enabling staff movement between NHS organisations

New toolkit for employers

The interim People Plan set out our ambition for an increasingly multidisciplinary and adaptive workforce who can deliver care across primary, community and acute care. To deliver this we need to remove practical barriers to movement of staff between organisations. This toolkit is the first step of this free movement.

Enabling staff movement allows staff to temporarily work in different NHS settings and provide continuity of care to patients when necessary. It removes the need for them to spend up to two days on staff inductions and other introductory administration on arrival.

To support this, we have published a new toolkit which provides examples of where NHS organisations have successfully implemented passporting agreements to share their workforce across organisations and systems as and when the need arises.

The toolkit signposts users to NHS Employers’ recent comprehensive guidance covering everything employers need to address; provides sample ‘warranty’ text that organisations can consider using, as modified appropriately; and gives examples of agreements already operating in the NHS that among other things, show how indemnity can be covered.

You find out more and download the toolkit here

You may have missed…

You can find out more about the development of the People Plan and what it means for everyone working in the NHS by exploring our selection of recent articles, blogs and clips from those involved in shaping the Plan.

If you have something you’d like to share in a future bulletin, please get in touch by emailing nhsi.nhspeopleplan@nhs.net.

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