The South West SPF was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers engagement team South, to pursue their common purpose of developing a world class health service, delivered by a world class workforce, in the NHS in the South 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 South West SPF is co-chaired by Steven Keith, Director of People at University of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Emma Wood, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of People and OD at Gloucester NHS Foundation Trust and Mike Cracknell, Regional Officer, UNISON.
For further information please contact the South team.
Meet the finalists webinar
Watch finalists for the 2021 HPMA award for partnership working present their work.
12 October 2021
Creating a just and learning culture
Find out how Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust worked in partnership to implement a just and learning culture.
8 October 2021
National SPF Stocktake 2020/21
Read the findings of the internal National SPF stocktake of work undertaken in 2020/21.
22 September 2021
The national SPF is focusing on work aimed at preventing and reducing violence against NHS staff.
7 September 2021
Supporting system change
The SPF is supporting effective partnership working in system transformation.
6 September 2021
Staff transfers: Frequently asked questions
The most ask questions and answers for staff facing transfer.
6 September 2021
Overview of planned system changes
A brief overview of planned system changes in health and care.
1 September 2021