The North West 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 service, delivered by a world class workforce, in the NHS in the North West 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 North West SPF is co-chaired by Mike Gibney, Director of Workforce at The Walton Centre, and James Bull Regional Organiser, UNISON.
For further information please contact the North Team.
Principles for ICB partnership machinery with recognised trade unions
These principles set out best practice for ICBS to set up and run joint negotiating and consultative machinery.
21 March 2022