NHS Streamlining Week 1-5 April 2019 

Streamlining week

NHS Employers held a week dedicated to streamlining in the NHS over 1–5 April 2019. The week showcased a variety of initiatives and learning, with the aim of educating, sharing good practice and inspiring organisations to review their recruitment and induction processes to increase efficiency and improve the experience of staff as they move around the NHS.


A range of resources were launched throughout the week including case studies, blogs and podcasts by regional streamlining leads and national key stakeholders, which can be found below.

Visit the streamlining resource hub to learn more about the benefits of streamlining and access resources to support your streamlining journey. 

Day 1 - National streamlining programme and resources

On the first day of Streamlining Week we heard from our national streamlining group on how it brings together regional programmes to share, learn and influence nationally to support regional programmes. This included a podcast by Alan Duffell, director of workforce, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals who shared his passion for streamlining, his role as the chair of the national streamlining steering group and the progress and achievements the group had made to date.

Sarah Kilner, programme manager for North East streamlining shared in a blog details of her role as chair for the national streamlining operational group and the work it has been involved with. Find out more on our website.

Day 2 - Regional streamlining activities

On day two, we looked at the experiences of regional streamlining programmes and heard from streamlining programme managers from regional sustainability and transformation partnership (STPs) on their experiences of working on streamlining. 

We also launched a new streamlining programme managers' checklist, which will assist newly-appointed streamlining programme managers with what they need to do in their first few months to get streamlining off the ground. Learn more on our dedicated page.

Day 3 - Electronic Staff Record (ESR)

On day three, we focused on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system with the aim of educating, sharing good practice and inspiring other organisations to use ESR functionality to increase efficiency and improve staff experience. Resources launched on this day included a webinar, infographic and podcast which can all be found on our website.

Day 4 -  National doctors in training streamlining programme

The fourth day of NHS Streamlining Week focussed on the national doctors in training programme led by NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE). The programme aims to support employers to consider six principles, which when implemented, have been widely recognised as helping to improve the pre-employment experience of doctors in training. Learn more on our web page.

Day 5 - The benefits of streamlining

The final day of NHS streamlining week highlighted some of the efficiencies that have been made in the North West and also across a number of NHS organisations through streamlining. You can find out more on this web page.

Get involved

If you would like to develop a case study, blog or other resource for the Streamlining Resource Hub that can support others through their streamlining journey, please contact streamlining@nhsemployers.org.

Don’t forget to share your streamlining stories on Twitter using the hashtag #NHSstreamlining. You may also want to follow accounts @NHSEmployers@NHS_Engagement@NHSESR@NHS_HealthEdEng and @NHSImprovement.

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