The wide range of sessions offer an opportunity to hear from speakers from across the NHS and wider health system to share their good practice and experience with others, building on the topics discussed last year.
Why should you attend?
The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for delegates who can influence strategy and drive change, including HR, workforce, education, OD and learning leads, to hear about some of the different approaches available to strengthen workforce supply.
These ideas are actions that organisations across the system are taking to meet commitments in the NHS People Plan and Levelling Up White Paper, including topic areas of growing your own workforce, inclusive recruitment and developing skills to encourage employers to think about how they may apply these locally and the impact this could have.
There will be 12 sessions with up to 30 speakers across the day split into speakers on the main stage and breakout sessions. Our speakers will share how they are supporting the workforce supply agenda.
|9:30 - 10:00||
Virtual event open
Explore platform and build agenda
|10:00 - 10:40||
Chairs welcome and sharing apprentice's experience
Welcome to the conference and housekeeping. In this session we’ll hear from two Trainee Nursing Associate’s about their apprenticeship experiences in the NHS and their plans to develop from their role to Registered Nurses.
|10:40 - 11:20||
The UK labour market and using data to inform local recruitment strategies
We will explore data through the Institute for Employment Studies to look at the recent shifts in both local and national labour markets, and how this impacts on recruitment and retention in the NHS. As well as considering how to prepare responses to current trends with both short and long-term solutions.
|11:20 - 11:30||
|11:30 - 12:30||
City wide approach to T Levels
In this session the speakers will present as a collective to reflect the collaborative nature of their T Level project which is delivered in health and care across the city of Leeds.
Developing the non-clinical workforce
Guy’s and St Thomas’ are investing time and resource in developing non-clinical staff through raising awareness of this staff group within their workforce. They will share details of their Love Admin campaign they run and the impact this has had.
Recruiting from your local community
This session will be a good practice webinar for practitioners outlining the Health Anchor principles for inclusive recruitment and health improvement with resources that will support recruiting from your local community.
|12:30 - 13:00||
|13:00 - 13:40||
Workforce redesign in the ambulance service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been leading the way in developing new ways of working to meet their organisational systems to develop and retain staff. They will be sharing details about their pilot project on rotational paramedics across the system, how they have developed this and will share experiences from the frontline.
|13:40 - 14:20||
Flexible apprenticeships across an ICS
The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) has recently been awarded flexible apprenticeship status, which is one of only 15 organisations to be selected and the only health and care system in the country to receive this. They will share their plans to roll out this new flexi-job apprenticeship scheme across the system this year.
|14:20 - 14:30||
|14:30 - 15:30||
Young people and career engagement
Doncaster and Bassetlaw will be introducing their Foundation School which aims to widen participation of young people from the local communities to ensure the Trust has a pipeline for future growth, which will in turn have a positive socio-economic impact and health benefits.
Staff development and retention
Nottingham University Hospitals have developed a rotational preceptorship model for newly qualified registered healthcare professionals. They will be sharing how they have developed this and how it has supported retention and career progression opportunities for staff.
Recruitment initiatives to fill workforce vacancies
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh will be talking about their approaches to recruiting international midwives. They work as part of a North West collaboration to fill vacancies with international recruitment and will share the challenges they have faced and how they overcome these.
|15:30 - 15:35||
|15:35 - 16:15||
Levelling up as an anchor institution
NHS Confederation colleague will run through the key aspects of the Levelling Up white paper and Mid and South Essex will share the development of a Youth Partnership programme to scale up activity to help improve pre-employment opportunities for young people, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
|16:15 - 16:30||
Chairs closing remarks for the conference and round up of the sessions.
Feedback from last year’s event was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to the next conference in September.
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‘It was empowering to hear the speakers deliver the content of their talks with such enthusiasm and belief in what they had achieved and that it has, and is, making a huge difference. The conference gave me a renewed sense of direction for leading on similar projects.’
- Conference Attendee 2021