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 2023/24

  • Staff health and wellbeing, including reducing violence and aggression at work and improving sexual safety at work. 
  • Staff experience. 
  • Learning from industrial action.
  • System and regional partnership working principles.

These priorities will be evaluated through an equality, diversity, and inclusion perspective. 

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 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 developed and shared good practice tips to support staff during winter.

Meet the team

  • Trade union co-chair - David Limer, Regional Organiser, UNISON
  • Trade union co-chair - David Kirwan, Operational Coordinator, RCN
  • Management co-chair - Robert Simcox, Director of People, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

Contact us

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