Conference

Adapt, innovate, lead: improving staff experience across the NHS

Join our staff experience conference to hear from thought leaders and NHS organisations as they share their approaches to improving staff experience.
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General information

Time
1 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 GMT
Audience
Open to all

Speakers

Join us for our second virtual conference on Wednesday 1 December 2021, which brings together NHS professionals who support staff experience and are responsible for bringing the NHS People Promise to life. Whether you work in health and wellbeing, staff engagement, organisational development or any other relevant HR role within NHS provider organisations, this event will help you to support the improvement of staff experience across the NHS.

Our themes: innovate, adapt and lead

  • Our conference will explore how the NHS has adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by embedding new ways of working to ensure our NHS people are recognised, supported and valued at work. We will also explore how the NHS can navigate future challenges and opportunities.
  • Despite the tremendous pressure on NHS trusts, we have seen innovation, transformational change and improvements to enhance the experience of staff. Our event will showcase and celebrate those NHS organisations that have innovated during this time and share learning to strengthen local approaches to inform future practice.
  • Our aim is to provide you with new ideas, tools and strategies that will help you lead culture change as you support your people and work to bring the NHS People Promise to life within your organisations. 

The agenda

We are still in the process of finalising our agenda, but we promise you a fantastic speaker line-up featuring NHS trusts and distinguished voices, including:

  • Prerana Issar

Prerana, NHS chief people officer, brings a wealth of expertise in leadership development and strategic talent management, as well as diversity and inclusion. Join the conference to hear Prerana discuss the NHS People Promise and what this means for our staff.

  • Michael West

Michael, senior fellow at the King’s Fund and professor at Lancaster University Management School, has authored, edited and co-edited 20 books and published more than 200 articles on teamwork, leadership and culture within healthcare. Michael has extensive experience in improving staff experience, assisting in the development of national frameworks on improvement and leadership development.

  • Lord Victor Adebowale

Victor, chair, NHS Confederation, was reckoned to be in the top 100 most influential people in the NHS in 2015. Victor has been involved in a number of taskforce groups, where he has advised the government on learning disability, role of the voluntary sector and mental health. Join the conference to hear Victor speak about the role of wellbeing guardians and how this role can be used to sustain momentum around the wellbeing agenda, through diversity of thought, leadership and inclusivity.

  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir

Placing wellbeing at the very heart of our staff experience conference, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has a post-lunch, upbeat performance just for you to help you feel energised, uplifted and enthusiastic for the afternoon sessions.

It will be an exciting day with both mainstage and interactive workshop sessions.

Cost

This event is free to NHS provider organisations. Book your place now.

Audience

Please note this conference is intended for NHS provider organisations only.

We look forward to seeing you there. Register now to secure your free place.

For booking queries, please contact eventbookings@nhsconfed.org

Resources from the first staff experience conference

If you weren't able to attend the first staff experience conference, this web page provides information and resources from our Regroup, reflect, recharge: Enhancing staff experience in the NHS conference which took place on 10 March 2021.


Supporter and exhibition opportunities

Supporter and exhibition opportunities are available for this event. To see how you can get involved please download the 2021 partnership brochure or email ross.edwards@nhsconfed.org to find out more.