Streamlining region by region

Streamlining region by region

The table below highlights the key streamlining activity taking place in each of the nine NHS regions and who to contact for more information.  

 

 

 

Region Description of programme Contact
North
East

The North East’s Streamlining Programme began in Autumn of 2016 and will continue until March 2019. The key work streams are recruitment, statutory and mandatory training, occupational health and support to the doctors in training pilot.

The aims and objectives are to:

  • improve the recruitment experience of people joining or moving around the NHS
  • reduce waste and cost and improve quality of data associated with pre-employment checks
  • reduce ‘time to hire’.

A regional support network has helped the region to share learning and better influence a positive result. The streamlining programme is governed by the North East Streamlining Programme Board with representation from work stream leads, ESR, Health Education England (HEE) and staff side partners.

Sarah Kilner
Streamlining Programme Manager

Twitter @streamliningNE
North West

The North West Streamlining Programme Office arrangements ceased on 31st March 2019.

The formal 3 year programme ran from April 2016 to March 2019. Core work streams included; training, recruitment, policy alignment and occupational health, however, several additional diverse areas of HR practice were also a feature of the programme.

The strategic objectives were to:

  • reduce the time to hire
  • reduce unnecessary time to spent on statutory and mandatory training
  • improve staff satisfaction with the recruitment and induction (core skills element) process
  • release administration time/costs from improving processes and reducing duplication

Further information on the programme progress and its successes, how it plans to be sustained and signposting information for stakeholders can be found on the website https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/workforce-streamlining.

Sarah Ellis
Streamlining Programme Manager

Twitter: @StreamliningNW

www.workforcestreamliningnw.co.uk           
Yorkshire and Humber

The programme was established in August 2017 following ratification at the Yorkshire and Humber Directors Network, building upon an existing programme in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. Key objectives and deliverables are informed by the national streamlining programme. The programme aims to reduce costs and improve efficiency in four key areas, they are:

  • doctors in Training rotations
  • recruitment pre-employment checks
  • statutory and Mandatory training
  • occupational health vaccinations and immunisation.  

Additional workstreams underway in South Yorkshire are:

  • workforce systems and compliance
  • eRostering, ESR and job planning optimisation
  • bank and agency management.
Dean Wilson – HRD Sponsor 

Joanne Harrison - Deputy HRD

Lindsay Jensen – Deputy HRD 

Janette Sharpe – Deputy HRD

Ben Chico – Project Manager (South Yorkshire)
West Midlands

The West Midlands Streamlining Programme was established in July 2014 and initially focused on the four main workstreams of medical staffing, recruitment, occupational health and statutory and mandatory training.

The programme is led by an executive sponsor from the HR Directors Regional Network. The chair of the Deputy HR Directors Network is the streamlining lead, and the deputies discuss and agree the work and objectives for the streamlining programme, and who will lead on each piece.

Some of the regions streamlining objectives have been delivered as a collaboration between West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. The Midlands and East Streamlining Collaboration has delivered the ‘Time to Hire Perfect Process’ and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting tool, and have pooled resources to support the development of the national Doctors in Training (DiT) pilot and toolkit.

The West Midlands is focusing on the doctors in training six principles and are keen to follow the steps currently being developed nationally for Mandatory and Statutory Training.

Catherine Griffiths - HRD Executive Sponsor
East Midlands

The East Midlands Streamlining Programme was established in January 2015 and initially focused on the four main workstreams of medical staffing, recruitment, occupational health and statutory and mandatory training.

The programme is led by an executive sponsor from the HR Directors Regional Network. The chair of the Deputy HR Directors Network is the streamlining lead, and the deputies discuss and agree the work and objectives for the streamlining programme, and who will lead on each piece.

Some of the regions streamlining objectives have been delivered as a collaboration between West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. The Midlands and East Streamlining Collaboration has delivered the ‘Time to Hire Perfect Process’ and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting tool, and have pooled resources to support the development of the national Doctors in Training (DiT) pilot and toolkit

Sarah Willis

HRD at Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, HRD Sponsor

East of England

The East of England Streamlining Programme was established in January 2015 and initially focused on the four main workstreams of medical staffing, recruitment, occupational health and statutory and mandatory training.

The programme is led by an executive sponsor from the HR Directors Regional Network. The chair of the Deputy HR Directors Network is the streamlining lead, and the deputies discuss and agree the work and objectives for the streamlining programme, and who will lead on each piece.

Some of the regions streamlining objectives have been delivered as a collaboration between West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. The Midlands and East Streamlining Collaboration has delivered the ‘Time to Hire Perfect Process’ and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting tool, and have pooled resources to support the development of the national Doctors in Training (DiT) pilot and toolkit

Anita Pisani - Executive Sponsor

Sarah Ball - Deputy HRD Lead
London

Streamlining started in 2009 in London, and grew out of a complaint from a junior doctor that he was drowning in paperwork. From that initial complaint the HR directors in London developed a collaboration with NHS Employers and Skills for Health to work collectively to identify the key issues and action plan for tackling these issues. As a result of this collaboration, London trusts have saved millions of pounds and improved efficiency in three key areas:

  • junior doctors rotation/time to hire for all new appointments
  • employment checks
  • statutory and mandatory training.

The streamlining programme soon developed into a vital service to HR directors and trusts across London, and since January 2014 NHS Employers has engaged with HRD networks to share the benefits and lessons learned from London to motivate them to set up streamlining programmes in their regions.
Streamlining is now part of the London Transformation Board

 David Grantham - Executive sponsor
South West

The South West Streamlining Programme was formally established in January 2017. 

The programme is led by an executive sponsor from the HRD Regional Network and is supported by executive champions who lead on specific objectives. There is also support operationally from the Deputy HRD Network, and specialist support is commissioned externally to help keep the programme moving in line with national developments. 

Currently the South West are at a pilot stage within the region to design, test and deliver a toolkit that clearly documents how to implement the 4 steps to share Mandatory and Statutory Training Records. 

Kerry Eldridge - Executive sponsor

Darryn Allcorn - Lead on statutory and mandatory toolkit

Hilary Salisbury

South East Coast

The South-East Coast Streamlining Programme was established Summer 2017.

There is a small programme board with representation from NHS Employers, a Programme Lead, HEE and an executive sponsor that provides a steer for the programme.

The agreed deliverables include:

  • improving the recruitment, rotation and induction processes for doctors in training
  • transferring and acceptance of existing training (statutory and mandatory).

Work alongside the Integrated Care Systems and Local Workforce Action Boards is on-going and critical to the regional approach.

Caroline Haynes, HRD at Sussex Community - HRD Sponsor

Surrey Heartlands STP have a workforce streamlining programme with Louise McKenzie HRD at Ashford and St Peter's as Sponsor and Debbie Beck as Programme Manager

 

South Central

Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) Streamlining programme was established in July 2017 with seven NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who buy and pay for NHS services and six NHS trusts who provide health and some care services.

The programme aims to improve efficiencies and reduce costs via four key work streams:

  1. core skills training
  2. occupational health
  3. recruitment
  4. junior doctors rotation. 

The streamlining programme across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (BOB) is structured to support the  trusts to ensure that work is embedded into the existing priorities for each trust, working collaboratively to achieve improvements in quality, staff health and wellbeing and making financial savings by realising the potential value of the healthcare workforce deployed across the region.

The main objectives for the programme are:

  • to improve the recruitment experience and reducing duplication for people joining or moving around the NHS
  • to share best practices associated with international recruitment adopted across BOB
  • to create and implement an HR passport to improve portability across BOB
  • to reduce unnecessary time to spent on statutory and mandatory training
  • to improve staff satisfaction with the recruitment and induction (core skills element) process.

The BOB streamlining programme continually aligns with national programmes to ensure best practice is implemented.

Ros Penny, Royal Berkshire, HRD Executive Sponsor

Kenechi Nduka-Richard covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (BOB) STP not the whole of South Central region

www.bobstp.org.uk
www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/local-workforce-action-boards


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