values based recruitment 

When: 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight - 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight

When: 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight - 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight
Where: London and Leeds
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NHS Employers and Health Education England held two events which looked at successful values based recruitment strategies and methodologies in the NHS and the positive impact this has on patient care.

Blood pressure nurseWe know that many employers have been working to embed the right values, attitudes and behaviours in their trusts for some time now, all driven by a desire to improve outcomes for've also been telling us that to do values based recruitment properly and evaluate its impact is complex. 

We held two events entitled 'Values based recruitment: start as you mean to go on' in Leeds and London to find out how we can best support you to test and assess the values of potential recruits. Over 140 senior HR professionals from the NHS attended.

The events were co-chaired by Dean Royles (Chief Executive) and Sue Covill (Director of Employment Services) from NHS Employers and Nicki Latham (Chief Operating Officer) from Health Education England.

With the aim of showcasing some of the good work already happening across the NHS to recruit the right people into the service, delegates heard from four trusts about their values work:

  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Each speaker explained why their trust had set out to embed values in their recruitment and other employment practices, the context they were working in, what they had done to implement values based recruitment, and the impact it had had to date.

Discussions were held to establish how employers felt we could support you to embed values in your own employment practice.  The ideas gathered will be used to inform proposals for how we continue to work with you on this important agenda.

The programmes and presentations from both events can be accessed below along with a video shown at both events by HEE.

Leeds Event 1 August

London Event 8 August


Hanna Murphy
0113 306 3066

When: 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight - 01 / 8 / 2013 Midnight
Where: London and Leeds
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