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Health and Social Care Workforce Development: Preventing Stress and Enhancing Workforce Resilience

Thursday 4 April 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Health and Social Care Workforce Development: Preventing Stress and Enhancing Workforce Resilience

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This conference is funded by Health Education England as part of the National Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Programme Board’s work in improving the NHS workforce.

*Funded Spaces available to NHS Staff only. As there are limited places on this conference, delegate applications will be reviewed by the National Workforce Skills Development Unit to ensure a good fit. Please do not make travel arrangements until confirmation has been received.

The 2019 Mental Health Workforce Development Conference will give special attention to the NHS workforce of the future. As the world copes with growing economic, political, environmental and social changes, what can NHS organisations do to sustain the health and productivity of their workers? Staff are the NHS’ greatest asset, however, managing such numbers, within a complex, multi-faceted NHS organisation, cannot be underestimated. The Five Year Forward View stresses the importance of the physical and mental wellbeing of the NHS workforce. It predicts that measures to improve employee health could cut sickness by a third (the equivalent of 15,000 extra staff). It further argues that changes to working conditions and a stronger culture of engagement and well-being would help boost morale and staff retention. 

Reasons to attend:

  • Hear from Sir David Behan the Chair of HEE
  • Hear an update on the Mental Wellbeing Review ‘Pearson Commission’ from Professor Simon Gregory, Director and Dean of Education and Quality, Midlands and East, Health Education England, and Programme Clinical Director, Mental Wellbeing Review.
  • Hear from Adam Kay, Writer, Comedian, Former Junior Doctor and Author of the best-selling 'This is Going to Hurt'
  • Hear from the key national workforce organisations including; Health Education England, National Workforce Skills Development Unit, NHS Improvement, NHS Employers, and The Point of Care Foundation
  • Discuss and debate the challenges faced by the contemporary workforce
  • Chose to attend 2 of 6 interactive workshops focusing on: Resilience; The Wounded Healer; Health & Wellbeing Framework; Leadership Culture, Schwartz Centre Rounds; Reflective Practice

Collaborative partners include:
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

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