SPF Wider Group update - 21 March 2017
The latest meeting of the SPF Wider Group took place on 21 March 2017, chaired by Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne. Lee McDonough, the new DH Director General for Acute Care and Workforce, introduced herself and her priorities. The meeting featured discussion items on System Transformation Plans and the newly published NHS Staff Survey results. Members were updated on the SPF led call to action on tackling bullying in the NHS, which was followed by a well received case study from Jan Bloomfield and Paul Pearson on the Freedom to Speak Up, freedom to improve initiative at West Suffolk NHS FT. There were additional updates from other recent SPF meetings and on the successful 2016/17 Flu Fighter campaign, which SPF supports.
The key communications from the meeting can be found on the SPF website.