West Midlands

Find out more about the West Midlands SPF.
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The West Midlands (WM) SPF was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers’ Midlands and East engagement team.

Priorities for 2023/24

  • We will focus on new ways of working and new roles.
  • Staff health and wellbeing, including reducing violence and aggression at work and improving sexual safety at work. 
  • Learning from industrial action. 
  • System and regional partnership working principles. 

These priorities will be evaluated through an equality, diversity, and inclusion perspective.

Achievements for 2022/23

  • On 13 November 2023, all the Midlands and East SPFs successfully participated in our annual partnership conference. Over 60 delegates attended the conference, which included sessions on each regions priorities. Participants received presentations and engaged in discussions on their specific challenges and opportunities.
  • All Midlands and East SPFs took an active role in collaborative development sessions alongside their corresponding regional HR director (HRD) networks. Sessions explored a range of topics, including health and wellbeing and managing relationships during industrial action. These sessions aimed to enhance collaboration between the two networks.
  • We discussed the development of a replacement for the electronic staff record tool, in partnership with the NHS Business Services Authority.
  • We continued positive and constructive partnership engagement on industrial action. 

Meet the team

  • Trade union joint co-chair - Mel Sutton, Regional Coordinator, British Medical Association
  • Trade union joint co-chair - Nina Rogerson, Senior Officer, Royal College of Nursing
  • Management joint co-chair - Adam Race, Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development, Royal Wolverhampton/ Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
  • Management joint co-chair - Donna Griffiths, Chief People Officer, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

Contact us

For further information on the West Midlands SPF, please contact the Midlands and East Team.