North West

Find out more about the North West SPF.
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The North West (NW) SPF was established by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers' North engagement team.

Priorities for 2023/24

  • We will focus on workforce planning and the role of organisations as anchors.
  • Staff health and wellbeing will remain a priority for us.
  • Work towards attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse NHS workforce.

Achievements for 2022/23

  • In September 2023, our joint chairs issued a statement on supporting staff with long COVID. The statement signposts employers and staff side colleagues to guidance issued by the NHS Staff Council in 2022.
  • Our co-chairs committed to issue a letter to providers and integrated care systems to encourage a partnership approach to the work on sexual safety. This will address all forms of sexual abuse and harassment from both staff and patients/visitors.
  • We have continued to support and be involved in the development of a regional wellbeing and attendance programme.

Meet the team

  • Trade union co-chair - Amy Barringer, Regional Organiser, UNISON
  • Management co-chair - Mike Gibney, Chief People Officer, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Contact us

For further information on the NW SPF, please contact the North team.