Promoting partnership working in the NHS

SPF Wider Group - 11 July 2017

SPF’s Wider Group met on 11 July for the first time since the general election. The group welcomed Sara Gorton to her first meeting as the new NHS staff side chair of the SPF. Ministerial chair Philip Dunne was unable to attend due to parliamentary commitments but he conveyed a message that his priorities remained improving patient safety and patient outcomes, performance to improve NHS finances, and workforce issues, including taking forward SPF’s Tackling bullying: a call to action.

The meeting also discussed system transformation and apprenticeships – including hearing a compelling case study from Aintree University Hospital on its apprenticeship implementation project. 2017 HPMA Partnership Award winner Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals also outlined its new attendance policy.

The key communications from the meeting are available on the SPF website.