Yorkshire & Humber

Find out more about the Yorkshire and Humber SPF.
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The Yorkshire and Humber SPF was set up by employers, trade unions and NHS Employers' North engagement team, in November 2014.

Priorities for 2023/24

  • We will focus on staff health and wellbeing, particularly from an equalities perspective.
  • We will continue to work on creating a just and learning culture.
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) will remain a priority for 2023/23.

Achievements in 2022/23

  • We promoted staff uptake of flu and COVID-19 vaccinations across the region.
  • We recognised and congratulated work across the region on EDI, which contributed towards region-wide EDI initiatives
  • We endorsed and supported equality, diversity, and human rights week in May 2023.
  • We held partnership discussions on whistleblowing approaches and experiences. 
  • We discussed the sharing of good practice on workforce, including the 180 days of action on workforce. 

Meet the team

  • Staff Side co-chair - Charlie Carruth, Regional Organiser, UNISON
  • Staff Side co-chair - Elaine McAvoy, Regional Coordinator, BMA
  • Management co-chair - Nick Parker, Executive Director, People and Organisational Development, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact us

For further information on the Yorkshire & Humber SPF please contact the North team