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.
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