North East North Cumbria

Find out more about the North East North Cumbria SPF.
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The North East North Cumbria (NENC) SPF was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers engagement team North to pursue their common purpose of developing a world class health and social care service, delivered by a world class workforce, in the North East of England.

The partnership forum recognises respective roles and responsibilities, establishes shared values and common purpose and sets key principles for effective joint working. This provides important benefits including ensuring high standards of employment practices in the health services and improved services for patients and users. 

The group is chaired jointly by Karen O'Brien, Director of People and Development, North East Ambulance Service; Terry Johnstone, Regional Organiser, UNISON and Adele Heeley, Regional Coordinator, BMA. Rachael Metcalf, Human Resources Director at South Tees Hospitals, is the management vice chair.

For further information please contact the North team