2020 Vision - take your strategy to the next level

When: 25 / 2 / 2020 9am - 25 / 2 / 2020 4pm

When: 25 / 2 / 2020 9am - 25 / 2 / 2020 4pm
Where: Horizon Leeds
Address: Horizon Leeds
2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street
LS10 1JR
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This event is now fully booked.

To be added to our waiting list please email healthandwellbeing@nhsemployers.org and if spaces become available we will be in touch.  

Building on the NHS Interim People Plan's ambition of making the NHS the Best Place to Work, our conference will focus on the impact of health and wellbeing approaches. 


Take a look of the outline of the day.  A full agenda will be available soon.

Breakfast session hosted by Trickle Works (registration 8:15am)

Join us for breakfast to find out how real time engagement can join up with your health and wellbeing strategy. Trickle Works will also show how its real time employee engagement platform has helped trusts in Scotland. 

The session will run prior to the start of conference from 8:30am to 9:30am and breakfast will be provided to all those who attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact us to secure a spot. 

09.30 -  10.00 Registration, networking and exhibition 
10.00 – 10.15 Chair’s welcome 
10.15 – 11.00 A strategic lens on national health and wellbeing priorities 
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.30 Making an impact to workforce wellbeing
        with Helen Houghton, Head of Employee Wellbeing,                                               Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust 
        and Charlotte Colville, Head of People Performance
                                at Department of Work and Pensions 
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch, networking and exhibition
13.30 – 14.45 Breakout sessions round 1
14:45 – 15.00 Breakout sessions round 2
        (repeat of sessions in round 1)
15.00 – 15.15 Break, networking and exhibition
15.15 – 16.00 Becoming a change agent in your organisation 
16.00 Conference close

Breakout sessions

Round one 13.30 – 14.45

1. Can we change the culture around breaks and wellbeing in the NHS?
Louise Murray, Senior Programme Officer, NHS Employers @NHSE_Wellbeing
Heidi Edmundson, Consultant for Emergency Medicine, Whittington Health NHS Trust @heidi_ed , Sophie Scott, Head of Culture and Change Management for Mental Health at Cornwall Partnership  NHS Foundation Trust. 

We know the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, yet we struggle to get the basics right, such as making sure people have the opportunity to have a break. Join this workshop to hear how Heidi Edmundson brought about positive change to her A&E staff and how Sophie Scott’s Director of Mental Health, Mike Marshall introduced the wellbeing hour for all staff working  across Mental Health Services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’.  In the session you will get to share your ideas about introducing dedicated wellbeing breaks within your organisation.

2. Getting your board on-board with health and wellbeing
Aliya Rehman, Senior Programme Officer, NHS Employers @NHSE_Wellbeing

In this practical session, our expert facilitator will help you understand who sits on your board, what their priorities are and how to make a case for health and wellbeing with your senior leaders. Hear top tips on how to gain their buy-in and commitment, and turn their support into action. 

3. Understanding your staff survey results in relation to health and wellbeing 
Steven Weeks, Policy Manager,  NHS Employers @NHSE_Steven

Explore how to interpret the health and wellbeing results of the NHS Staff Survey 2019, including examining trends, theme scores and individual question scores. Join this session if you’d like to get to grips with what your staff survey data is telling you and how it can help drive your health and wellbeing agenda forward.

4. Mental health in the workplace
Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind Charity @Faye_Mc82 

Looking after the mental wellbeing of our NHS staff is so important but can be a challenging task. 
In this interactive session you will  hear top tips on how to practically implement the Thriving at Work standards and embed a robust workplace mental wellbeing support offer for NHS staff. 

Breakout Sessions Round 2 14:45 – 15.00
(repeat of sessions outlined above)


Who should attend?

This event is for members of our health and wellbeing network, specifically workforce leaders, HR managers, health and wellbeing leads and occupational health managers working in NHS trusts.

How to book your place?

Secure your place by registering your details. Places are limited to two representatives per NHS organisation and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Why should you attend?

  • This exciting and interactive conference will provide a space for connection, collaboration and conversation to think about the impact of your work in improving the health and wellbeing of your staff.
  • You will hear from organisations sharing examples of good practice that have made real changes to improve the wellbeing of their workforce.
  • The agenda has been shaped by your comments and feedback, so the content is completely tailored and relevant to your role. You should come away re-energised to propel your health and wellbeing strategy to the next level. 


Supporter Opportunities

This event has a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for commercial partners. Please download a copy of the partnerships brochure or contact Robert Burton on supporters@nhsconfed.org for more information. 

We are delighted to have confirmed support at this event from:

Ability Smart 


Personal Group (Hapi App)

Salad Money


Slimming World

Trickle Works



0844 800 5987

25 / 2 / 2020 9am - 25 / 2 / 2020 4pm
Where: Horizon Leeds
Horizon Leeds
2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street
LS10 1JR
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