Health and Social Care Workforce Development: Preventing Stress and Enhancing Workforce Resilience
Thursday 4 April 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
This free 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.
*Spaces available to NHS Staff only. As there are limited places on this conference, delegates will be vetted 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:
The conference programme will discuss resilience, review existing mental health workforce initiatives and propose ways forward.
Practical case studies will serve to share best practice and provide the inspiration for wider adoption across the wider system around engagement, retention, and health and wellbeing.
Casual networking will offer you the opportunity for further knowledge sharing and introductions with fellow professionals.
This conference is the platform to analyse issues, offer solutions and aspire to a positive future.
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