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Board Workforce Briefings in March

By February 24, 2017August 9th, 2022No Comments
Start date: 20/03/2017
End date: 30/03/2017
Location: London | Birmingham | Leeds

Healthcare Directors are invited to join a briefing in London, Birmingham or Leeds

The will agendas cover:

  • Practicalities that STPs really present the NHS Workforce
  • What you need to know about your organisation’s workforce urgently to be ahead of CQC changes
  • How are others using workforce data to make the most of staff resource
  • What is daily staffing and how can your organisation move towards it and why bother?
  • Shared staff banks and how to make them work
  • Where next for safe staffing and how to get the most from e-Rostering

Monday 20th March at The Kings Fund, London | Thursday 23rd March at Birmingham ICC | Thursday 30th March at NHS Employers Horizon Leeds venue



Claire Scrafton_100Claire Scrafton, Deputy Director of HR at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will host a session in Birmingham on how the trust are using nursing workforce data to drive the Lord Carter recommendations and improve.Claire is passionate about driving through the Lord Carter recommendations with regards to removing unwarranted variation, the streamlining of HR and workforce processes and personally champions the benefits realisation of ESR and Rostering solutions both through the implementation of Allocate systems within her own Trust and at a regional level.

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Chris Russell, Head of Workforce Productivity at West London Mental Health NHS Trust, will be speaking in London of the benefits the trust have had so far from using the Allocate Insight service. Working closely with Allocate they hone in on specific areas, such as unavailability and agency spend, identifying quick wins for savings and benefits as well as setting practical plans to achieve medium and long term goals. Chris will show how transparency of issues helps you to move forward and how you can work with your rostering teams to make real tangible changes.


NHS Employers Director of Development and Employment Sue Covil will reflect on what organisations need to do to engage staff whilst meeting staffing and use of resources agenda; discuss the complexity of flexible working against current policy backdrop and share interesting and innovative ways that organisations are responding.As director of development and employment at NHS Employers, Sue supports the work of her team incorporating workforce development and assurance, staff experience, and organisational development. Sue brings great experience to the organisation from her previous role as director of human resources at trusts in the north of England including South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she supported the organisation through a period of significant change and achievement. Sue session take place in Leeds Horizon venue on the 30th March


Professor Mark Radford will be providing an update on the safer staffing program work and covering the delivery of future workforce for the NHS, CHPPD development, good rostering practice and an update on workforce development and retention. Mark Radford is Director of Nursing (Improvement) for NHS Improvement with a portfolio that covers workforce and quality improvement. Mark has previously been a Chief Nurse of a University Teaching Hospital and Consultant Nurse in Emergency & Trauma care. Mark is Professor of Nursing at Birmingham City and Coventry Universities. Mark is presenting at both the London and the Birmingham event.

East & North Herts NHS Trust Safer Staffing Matron, Emily Watts will share how they are using SafeCare at the London & Leeds workshops

David Mulligan , e-Rostering Project Manager,  Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will be at the Birmingham session to share the work they have done with Allocate’s SafeCare solution.

University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust Senior Nurse Education and Workforce Development Kate Hackett will showcase the benefits they have seen since using the Allocate Insight service. Kate will be presenting in Leeds.



Workforce engagement and productivity remains the number one concern for many boards. Getting this right holds the key to solving the lion share of the quality and productivity challenges we face today. Some organisations are rising to these challenges. Where we see success there is always one defining feature……board leadership informed by strong insight.

The coming months will see a number of important changes that impact the workforce further, from the proposed new Use of Resources judgements that will include medics as well as nursing to transformational new STP models and new workforce productivity metric (CHPPD) that will help benchmark your organisations.

To help we have brought together contributions from organisations that are both shaping and responding to these challenges. If you are keen to learn from others, stay ahead of innovation and get a real grip on how future policy will impact your organisation we’d welcome you to join one of our board workshops.

Register now

Monday 20th March at The Kings Fund, London

Thursday 23rd March at Birmingham ICC

Thursday 30th March at NHS Employers Horizon Leeds venue

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