Westminster Health Forum

The health workforce and key issues for the NHS People Plan: leadership, staff wellbeing and professional regulation

Morning, Thursday, 12th December 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference focuses on key issues for the workforce and leadership in health and social care, and next steps for moving forward with the Interim NHS People Plan.


It will be an opportunity to assess the potential of the Plan in addressing concerns around long-term staffing arrangements - as well as priorities for recruitment, retention and workforce investment.


The agenda


Keynote sessions:


  • Next steps for delivering the NHS People Plan - with Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement;
  • The role of local system leaders in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan - with Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Addressing barriers to a more inclusive workforce and tackling the gender pay gap - with Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine;
  • Recommendations from A review of the Fit and Proper Persons Test - with Tom Kark QC, Barrister, QEB Hollis Whiteman;
  • Medical leadership and the impact on organisational performance - with Kirsten Armit, Chief Operating Officer, Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management;
  • Accountability, patient safety and implementing a culture change - with Phil Martin, Assistant Director, Education Policy, General Medical Council;
  • Supporting leaders and developing the health and social care workforce - with Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation; and
  • The impact of changing technology on workforce development - with Dr Claudia Pagliari, Member, Delivery Team, NHS Digital Academy.

Panel session:


  • Mental wellbeing, training and skills, and routes into leadership - with:
    • Dr Esther Cohen Tovée, Chair, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society;
    • Tom Hadley, Director, Policy and Campaigns, Recruitment & Employment Confederation;
    • Danielle Hamm, Associate Director, Policy and Campaigns, Rethink Mental Illness;
    • Fleur Nielsen, Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health; and
    • A senior speaker confirmed from UNISON.

Policymakers attending


Westminster Health Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places from: the DHSC; Government Legal Department; HSE; MHCLG; MHRA; NAO and The Scottish Government.



Keynote Speakers

Sir James Mackey

Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Prerana Issar

Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Keynote Speakers

Sir James Mackey

Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Kirsten Armit

Chief Operating Officer, Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Professor Dame Jane Dacre

Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

Phil Martin

Assistant Director, Education Policy, General Medical Council

Anita Charlesworth

Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation

Prerana Issar

Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Chair

Baroness Thornton

Shadow Spokesperson for Health

Speakers

Danielle Hamm

Associate Director, Policy and Campaigns, Rethink Mental Illness

Dr Esther Cohen Tovée

Chair, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society and Director, AHPs and Psychological Services, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Kark QC

Barrister, QEB Hollis Whiteman and Lead, Independent Report, A review of the Fit and Proper Persons Test

Dr Claudia Pagliari

Member, Delivery Team, NHS Digital Academy and Senior Lecturer, Primary Care and Informatics and Programme Co-Director, MSc Global eHealth, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Fleur Nielsen

Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health

Senior speaker confirmed from UNISON

Tom Hadley

Director, Policy and Campaigns, Recruitment & Employment Confederation