Wider Group

The Wider Group brings together partners to engage in the development and implementation of policy with workforce implications.
A diverse group discussion.

The SPF Wider Group currently meets quarterly. It is chaired by a Minister of State for Health and Care and has a broad membership including all NHS trade unions. 

Items may be placed on the agenda by any of the parties. Secretariat arrangements are led by the Department of Health and Social Care, who liaise with key contacts from NHS trade unions, NHS Employers, and NHS England. All partners are encouraged to use the forum to showcase effective partnership working in line with its aims. 

The SPF chairs manage business and maintain proper conduct of meetings and are responsible for ensuring that individual members uphold the partnership principles and the co-operative spirit of the forum. 

Key communications from the Wider Group meetings are agreed by all partners and published on the SPF website.

For more information see the Wider Group terms of reference.