The SPF groups were set up to provide a place for trade unions, employers, arm’s length bodies, and the government to talk in partnership.
The Wider Group is the senior SPF group, under which sits the SPF Strategic Group.
The SPF subgroups report into the Strategic Group and the Strategic Group can commission existing or new subgroups to take forward agreed priority work or projects.
We currently have two operational subgroups working on priority areas for the health and care sector. A third subgroup, the ICS Transition Partnership Group, was a task and finish group and had its last meeting at the end of June 2022.
The graphic below shows the structure of the SPF and how its groups interact.
Violence Reduction Subgroup
The national SPF Violence Reduction Subgroup is involved in work aimed at preventing and reducing violence against NHS staff.