Promoting partnership working in the NHS

SPF Sub Groups

From time to time, as appropriate, the SPF may establish subgroups to develop specific pieces of work or to look at particular issues in more detail. There are currently two SPF subgroups:

Workforce Issues Group (co-chairs: Jon Restell, Staff Side, Managers in Partnership, and Tim Sands, Department of Health)

The Workforce Issues Group (formerly the Staff Passport Group) considers the workforce implications of system reform and develops tools and guidance to support change whilst ensuring that the NHS Constitution’s staff pledges are embedded in NHS policies and practice.

Embedding Partnership Working Group (chair: Rebecca Smith, NHS Employers)

The subgroup promotes the benefits of partnership working and its impact on the patient experience and shares good practice to embed partnership working at national, regional and local levels.