Key Points
  • Reviewing recruitment solutions implemented by different NHS trusts to attract new talent from both the UK and internationally, reducing the number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies
  • Implementing staff feedback to improve employee experience, empower staff and improve retention
  • Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to help grow the NHS workforce and overcome the backlog of patient care
  • Fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging to help attract more people to a career in the NHS and retain existing employees
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Patricia Spruce, Associate Director of UK and International Recruitment, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Anne Frampton, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Clinical Lead for Transformation, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Andrew Hollowood, Consultant Surgeon & Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rachel Andrews, Head of Development and Culture, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Saumya Hebbar, Organisational Development Lead, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Pamela Putt, Assistant Head of Resourcing, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Laura Farrow, Senior Recruitment Advisor, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for the NHS to develop a long-term national strategy to overcome vacancy shortages, cultivate cultural change and attract talent to the service.

Join us at Westminster Insight’s annual NHS Recruitment and Retention Digital Conference where you will explore how to utilise staff feedback to boost retention, improve wellbeing and build an NHS workforce fit for purpose.

You will hear from NHS Employers and leading NHS Trusts on their experiences of recruiting during the pandemic, including lessons learnt that could inform long term strategy and help to reduce staff shortages.

Learn from NHS trusts including Yeovil Hospital, voted the best NHS trust for staff health and wellbeing (NHS Staff Survey, 2020) and Best International Recruitment (Nursing Times) on how to utilise international recruitment, regional hubs and staff banks.

You will explore the next steps for the NHS People Plan and how to adapt recruitment processes to life beyond COVID-19.Addressing the growing challenge of attracting more people to careers in healthcare, you will consider how best to grow your workforce to meet the demands of patient care.

Review how building continued professional development opportunities and upskilling your current workforce could help to address clinical shortages. Attend to hear how to reduce your reliance on staff banks and agencies, implementing long-term solutions to support your NHS trust to recover post pandemic.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Danny Mortimer Chief Executive, NHS Employers

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09:20 - 10:00
Best Practice Case Studies - Learning Lessons from COVID-19: Adopting New Recruitment Practices to Overcome Staff Shortages

 
Two NHS Trust shares their experiences of recruiting staff in the face of the pandemic, including long-term solutions to filling vacancies, retaining existing staff and offering professional development opportunities to upskill the current workforce.

Speakers

Laura Farrow Senior Recruitment Advisor, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Pamela Putt Assistant Head of Resourcing, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Rachel Andrews Head of Development and Culture, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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10:00 - 10:50
Joint Discussion: Attracting Clinical and Non-Clinical Professionals to Create an NHS Fit for Purpose

 
  • Implementing international recruitment strategies and learning from return to practice schemes to help tackle the shortage of clinical staff such as doctors and nurses
  • Utilising virtual recruitment beyond the pandemic to help improve accessibility and streamline processes 
  • Using staff banks, regional hubs and networks to reduce reliance on agency staff and build lasting relationships with temporary staff

Speakers

Patricia Spruce Associate Director of UK and International Recruitment, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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10:50 - 11:15
Break

 

11:15 - 11:45
Case Study: Improving Retention across the NHS – Making the NHS the Best Place to Work

 
  • Improving the NHS’s culture to deliver sustainable growth in the current and future workforce
  • Building improved career pathways and continued professional development to help increase job satisfaction
12:00 - 12:15 pm Questions and Discussion 

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Saumya Hebbar Organisational Development Lead, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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11:45 - 12:20
Joint Case Study: Implementing Staff Voices and Feedback to Help Improve Employee Experience

 
  • Learning from staff feedback and the NHS Staff Survey to help shape the workplace and improve the health and care provided
  • Ensuring leaders and managers foster a listening up, speaking up culture so staff feel empowered to speak about their experiences and feel that their voices will be heard to enact change

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Dr Andrew Hollowood Consultant Surgeon & Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Anne Frampton Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Clinical Lead for Transformation, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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12:20 - 13:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Laura Farrow Senior Recruitment Advisor, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Pamela Putt Assistant Head of Resourcing, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Andrew Hollowood Consultant Surgeon & Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Anne Frampton Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Clinical Lead for Transformation, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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Rachel Andrews Head of Development and Culture, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Danny Mortimer Chief Executive, NHS Employers

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Patricia Spruce Associate Director of UK and International Recruitment, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Saumya Hebbar Organisational Development Lead, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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