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Health and Social Care Workforce Development

Sir David Behan, Chair, Health Education EnglandSir David Behan, Chair, Health Education England

The 2019 Mental Health Workforce Development Conference funded by Health Education England gives special attention to the NHS workforce of the future. 

Health Education England commissions the National Workforce Skills Development Unit from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. 

Chaired by Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Scene setting: The role of HEE in preventing stress and enhancing workforce resilience
Sir David Behan
, Chair, Health Education England (HEE)

Who cares for those that care for the Nation?
Professor Simon Gregory
, Director and Dean of Education and Quality, Midlands and East Health Education England, and Programme Clinical Director, Mental Wellbeing Review
Prof Simon said it doesn't feel safe for docotors to talk about their mental health, and that we need to change that and be careful of our language, in France it is seen as positive to speak about mental health. The NHS Better Place to Work group is aiming to ensure NHS careers are rewarding and safe. 
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Resilience in the Workplace
Dr Paul Litchfield
, Chair, Waht Works Centre for Wellbeing, and Former Chief Medical Officer, BT
Dr Litchfield said sickness absence in the NHS is double the average of large companies like BT, costing approx £2k per person per year which equates to £3Billion a year. He said it's important to not just focus on the people who are ill but everyone as there are people struggling and others that could thrive more. He said a systematic approach to workplace health is necessary focusing on individual and organisational factors. 

The Roadmap to Improving Health and Wellbeing
Jessica Scrimshaw
, Programme Lead, Nursing Retention, NHS Employers
Louise Murray, Senior Programme Officer, NHS Employers

Pre-Conference Abstract
Jess Scrimshaw and Louise Murray work on the health and wellbeing programme at NHS Employers.  Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the health and wellbeing programme engages and supports NHS organisations and their health and wellbeing leads.  We do this through maintaining and building knowledge, expertise, relationships and networks with key stakeholders both within the NHS and in other sectors, to gather best practice, share the work of the NHS and influence the national agenda on workforce health and wellbeing.  

Creating a culture of compassionate and inclusive leadership
Louise Pratt
, Project Lead – Health and Wellbeing, NHS Improvement
Diane Oakley, Workforce Improvement Lead, NHS Improvement
Full PowerPoint Presentation 

Pre-Conference Abstract
Organisational culture and leadership are at the heart of improving the health and wellbeing of your staff. Improving the health and wellbeing of your staff can lead to reduced sickness absence, increased staff engagement and improved productivity, as well as improved patient experience and outcomes. In this session we will explore best practice examples gathered through the first year of our improvement collaborative work with over 70 NHS Trusts and the impact that a focus on leadership and culture is having there. Working together, you will share your own and others experiences and explore the ways that you can support your own Trust to understand and develop inclusive and compassionate leadership. 

Allowing psychological space in healthcare and the application of Schwartz Centre Rounds
Jocelyn Cornwell
, Chief Executive, The Point of Care Foundation
Rebecca Myers, Executive Coach, & Organisational Development Practitioner, and Visiting Fellow, School of Health & Social Care London Southbank University

Pre-Conference Abstract: Allowing psychological space in healthcare and the application of Schwartz Centre Rounds
The session will be part informational, part-experiential. 
We will provide information about 

  • The purpose of Schwartz Rounds and their unique attributes, a case study from one NHS trust, the evidence from the recent research into the impact of Rounds and reflections on who in an NHS organisation can and should engage with impacts on staff of healthcare work. 

The presentations will cover:

  • The intended benefit for patients 
  • The unique characteristics of Schwartz Rounds - on paper and in practice
  • The mechanisms within Schwartz Rounds that produce positive outcomes forparticipants

The audience will be invited to experience a Schwartz Rounds-like practice and to feedback on the experience.  

Supportive reflective practice
Maxine Dennis
, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Pre-Conference Abstract: Supportive Reflective Practice 
A Tavistock Model. 

Post an incident, part of Team Health, or as part of Continued Professional Development. 

Often an incident has happened within a team and this becomes an occasion when the team may wish to reflect and understand what has happened or is happening within the team. I aim to describe the process involved in working with a team to address their concerns and the process of reflective practice which might ensure after this. 

Reflective practice is an opportunity to think about the functioning of a team member, service/ organisation?

What does reflective practice entail?
How it may benefit you?
How it may benefit the health of a team?
How it may develop resilience within the team?

Future related conferences:

Improving Doctors Mental Health & Supporting Doctors with Mental Health Problems: Bringing the Joy Back into Work
Wednesday 22 May 
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham


Download: Health and Social Care Workforce Development conference brochure

4 April 2019


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