Where we’ll be over the next 6 months



NHS Workforce transformation conference – 30th April, Central London

To ensure future sustainability and affordability, the health and care system must undergo dramatic transformation. This important new conference has been developed to explore the specific and crucial workforce and human resources contribution to the delivery of NHS transformation.

Building on the sustained period of change the sector has already undergone, this conference will explore the key current and future challenges facing health and care workforce leaders, including:

•    How to comply with the Francis recommendations to ensure safety and deliver compassionate care more consistently
•    How to meet the future workforce needs of changing organisations and service users
•    How to understand the workforce requirements of delivering more integrated care in community locations

For more information on the event click here.


Nursing Standard Awards – 9th May, The Savoy – London

NHS Professionals is sponsoring The Bank Nurses Award at this year’s Nursing Standard Awards. This award recognises and rewards the vital and ever increasing contribution bank nurses play in the overall nursing workforce on wards every day. The award was open for nominations from September 2013 to January 2014.

The judges received an excellent standard of nominations this year and have narrowed down the competition to two finalists; Flus Ease team, Public Health team, Torbay Council and Diana Waddington, NHSP Bank Community Nursing Sister, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Click here to find out why they were nominated.

To find out more about the awards click here.

Fourth annual leadership and management summit – 21st May, The King’s Fund – London

This conference is the fourth of The King’s Fund’s NHS leadership and management summits. Building on the success of the past three years, the event provides a forum for leaders in the health service, both clinical and non-clinical, to come together and explore the leadership skills and qualities that are needed to meet the challenges facing the NHS.

This year the event will look at the links between effective leadership, organisational culture and good quality care.

The King’s Fund is currently running a survey around whether the NHS prioritises quality of care, a year on from the Francis report into the failings in care at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital Trust. The survey findings will be published at the event, if you would like to take part click here.


NHS Confederation Annual Conference – 4th- 6th June, ACC – Liverpool

Join nearly 3,000 healthcare leaders, decision makers, stakeholders and partners from across the UK at the largest and most influential event in the NHS. Looking forward to next year’s general election, the annual conference will be themed around the 2015 Challenge.

NHS Professionals will be on stand H64, come and visit us if you’re attending.

For more information on the event click here.

HPMA Awards – 26th June, The Brewery – London

The HPMA Excellence Awards have been recognising and rewarding outstanding work in healthcare human resource management for over twenty years. Winning projects, large and small, have made a real difference to patient care and influenced HR practice in healthcare and beyond. HPMA are looking for enthusiasm, innovation, strength, leadership, partnership, generosity, influence, sustainability, engagement, imagination, simplicity, flexibility, focus, passion, dedication, commitment and touch of entrepreneurial spirit.

NHS Professionals is sponsors of the Overall Winner category, the category winner which in the opinion of the judges deserves this special accolade.

For more information on the awards click here.

About the author

NHS Professionals administrator

NHS Professionals manages the temporary staffing needs of around 66 NHS Trusts across England. An integral part of the NHS, it aims to reduce Trusts’ spending on flexible workers without compromising quality, by providing greater transparency of demand and supplying bank staff at the best possible rate. Its bank of more than 40,000 flexible workers comprises general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, admin/clerical , allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, support services among other healthcare professionals.

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