East of England

Find out more about the East of England SPF.
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The East of England (EoE) SPF was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers’ Midlands and East engagement team.

Priorities for 2023/24

Achievements for 2022/23

  • On 13 November 2023, all the Midlands and East SPFs successfully participated in our annual partnership conference. Over 60 delegates attended the conference, which included sessions on each regions priorities. Participants received presentations and engaged in discussions on their specific challenges and opportunities. 
  • All Midlands and East SPFs took an active role in collaborative development sessions alongside their corresponding regional HR director (HRD) networks. Sessions explored a range of topics, including health and wellbeing and managing relationships during industrial action. The sessions aimed to enhance collaboration between the two networks.
  • We also discussed the development of a replacement for the electronic staff record tool in partnership with the NHS Business Services Authority.
  • We continued positive and constructive partnership engagement on industrial action.
  • We maintained meaningful engagement with NHS Employers and NHS England colleagues on core priority focus areas, including the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan and NHS People Promise.

Meet the team

  • Trade union co-chair - Caroline Hennessey, UNISON
  • Management joint co-chair - Oonagh Monkhouse, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Management joint co-chair - Liz Cooke, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Contact us

For further information on the East of England SPF, please contact the Midlands and East Team.