Promoting partnership working in the NHS

London Partnership Conference 2019 - Building inclusive and integrated cultures in partnership

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The London SPF held their eighth annual conference, Building inclusive and integrated cultures in partnership at The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Cavendish Square. The conference was chaired by Ann Macintyre, chair of the London HRD network, and kindly hosted by the RCN.

This year’s conference theme was inclsuion, which focused on how digital advances may have an impact on inclusion and how we make the NHS the employer of choice.

Approximately 90 delegates attended this event including local staff side representatives and employer colleagues from London organisations.

Keynote speaker Alwen Williams, chief executive, Barts Health and Co-Chair of the London SPF started the day by setting where we are now.

Simon Fanshawe, co-founder of Stonewall and author of Diversity – the new prescription for the NHS spoke about his report and offered inspirational ideas and suggestions to the audience.

Danny Mortimer, chief executive, NHS Employers and Alan Lofthouse, national officer, UNISON Health Group jointly covered the Long Term Plan and the work of the National SPF.

This was followed by a lively panel session which included Tracie Jolliff, NHS Leadership Academy and Cathrine Lund, operational lead and Ethnic Minority Ambassador, North East London Foundation Trust.

Dr Navina Evans, cheif executive, East London Foundation Trust spoke passionately about her experiences of addressing diversity and inclusion in her trust and other key speakers and experts in their field shared their knowledge and experiences.

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During breaks attendees had the opportunity to visit stalls featuring the national SPF and health and wellbeing resources, UNISON, the RCN, the RCM and the LGBT team from the Government Equalities Office.

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Speaker presentations are available below:

World café session showcasing local and pan London examples of best practice

  • Introducing inclusivity to bank workers - North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Building resilience, compassion, emotional intelligence and confidence - West London NHS Trust
  • The inclusion solution - The Royal College of Nursing
  • Barts ability - Barts Health NHS Trust.