East Midlands

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

Priorities for 2022/23

  • Managing Long Covid.
  • Collaborative working as a region.
  • Sharing best practice and frameworks.

Achievements for 2020/21

  • All three regional SPFs across the Midlands and East have actively participated in joint development sessions with their respective regional HR director (HRD) networks, focusing on digital wellbeing and leading in challenging times. The sessions supported the HRD and SPF networks to work better in partnership.
  • Deborah Kearsley, Deputy HRD chair for the East Midlands, and Roz Norman, Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts presented on Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts’ just and restorative culture journey which saw a 93 per cent reduction in formal disciplinary investigations since its introduction.

Meet the team

  • Trade union co-chair - Gareth Eales, UNISON
  • Trade union co-chair - David Kirwan, RCN
  • Management co-chair - Robert Simcox, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

Contact us

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