Promoting partnership working in the NHS

West Midlands SPF

West Midlands SPFThe West Midlands regional Social Partnership Forum is made up of representatives from trade unions and employers and meets regularly to discuss key strategic agenda items.

The forum is co-chaired by Julia Ellis, Royal College of Midwives and Alan Duffell, Director of HR, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.




Membership includes, regional trade union representatives, employers from the West Midlands, and NHS Employers.

West Midlands Social Partnership Forum meetings are held quarterly and are jointly chaired by management and union representatives: Philip Botfield, Regional Officer, Royal College of Nursing and Greg Moores, Director of HR, OD and Equality, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Dates of meetings for 2017 are:

14 March 2017 11.30 - 1.30 TBC
16 June 2017 11.30 - 1.30 Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham
15 September 2017 11.30 - 1.30 St Chads Court, Birmingham
15 December 2017 11.30 - 1.30 St Chads Court, Birmingham

UPDATE: Please note that regional SPF meeting dates for 2017 may still be subject to change. If you have anything you wish to be raised at the meetings or if you would like any further information, please contact: engagementmidlands&