Find out more about the London SPF.
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The London Partnership was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers' London engagement team.

Priorities for 2022/23

Our goal is to use our collective influence to bring about policy changes, and work together to make the NHS in London the best place to work. We will achieve this by:

  • Collaborating with leaders and influencers to increase engagement and links with networks.
  • Accelerate the changes needed to improve inclusion and belonging and the experience of staff in the context of good work.
  • Position social partnership working as a key enabler for transforming people services in the NHS (Future of NHS  HR and OD programme).
  • Advocate and promote best employment practices through partnership working and where appropriate, issue joint positions to endorse this (e.g. payment for working additional hours, doing job evaluation well).

The London health and wellbeing subgroup focuses on improving the health of the NHS London workforce and reports to the partnership. The subgroup has been working collaboratively to create a London strategy for autism.

Achievements in 2021/22

  • Joint working on the mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline NHS members of staff including system wide extra-ordinary meetings to share information between trade unions and system leaders.
  • Focus on Neurodiversity in the workplace.
  • Championing the #InclusiveHR campaign's '5-step challenge for change' to improve the experience of BAME staff in HR and OD functions.

Meet the team

  • Trade union chair - Phil Thompson, UNISON
  • Management side chair - Jinjer Kandola, Chief Executive of Barnett, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


For further information on the London Partnership, please contact the London team