HR Directors Network - 15 March 2018

Date 15 March 2018

Time 10:30

Venue Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

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The HR Directors network meets three times a year to provide members with opportunities to:

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15 March 2018, 10.30 – 3.15pm  

Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ 




10.00 – 10.30am  

Registration and networking


10.30 – 10.40am                                                                                                              

  1. Welcome from the chair

Chair: Alan Duffell, Director of Workforce, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

10.40 – 12.00pm   

  1. Strategic policy update

The regular update on the top political, financial, performance, STP, workforce, and regulation developments, getting behind the official statements and making sense of what it means for you and your trust.

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers

12.00 – 12.40pm

  1. Discussion – making the most of the NHS Providers HR Directors Network

Building on Alan’s letter to all member HR directors in November and the responses he received, this discussion will focus on how you think the network can add value for HR directors, in the context of the other forums you have opportunity to attend, and give you the chance to share your ideas for the future of the network.

            Led by the chair

 12.40 – 1.40pm


1.40 - 2.30pm

  1. Discussion – responding to the draft health care workforce strategy

An opportunity for you to influence NHS Providers response to this crucial consultation on the draft health and care workforce strategy, Facing the Facts shaping the future. Paul will share NHS Providers draft lines of response, intelligence from stakeholders, and seek your views.

                Paul Myatt, Policy Advisor – Workforce, NHS Providers

2.30 – 3.15pm

  1. Department of Health and Social Care workforce priorities

An opportunity for you to discuss the role of the Department in respect of workforce, and its current priorities, with Vicky Dare, who recently joined from the Department for Education. Vicky is keen to hear first hand from HR directors on the issues that matter most for your trusts. 

Vicky Dare, Deputy Director for Workforce Strategy and Clinical Excellence Awards, Department of Health and Social Care


  1. Wrap up and close

The next meeting will take place on 10 July 2018, venue to be confirmed.


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