Episode 54 - NHS workforce: a focus on wellbeing

In this episode we look at NHS workforce challenges and solutions. NHS Providers policy advisor Sarah White guides us through findings from the latest NHS staff survey. She reflects on record vacancies, race equality within the NHS and the lasting legacy of industrial action.

We also hear from Dr Jo Daniels, principal author of a joint report from the University of Bath and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, on the challenges of staff retention in emergency departments.

Finally, the chief executive at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Anthony Hassall sets out how they have managed to improve staff wellbeing.

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Released: 11 May 2023

Episode 55 - Providers Deliver on patient flow

In this episode hear more about some of the case studies spotlighted in our latest Providers Deliver report on patient flow. NHS Providers policy advisor Jonathon Holmes discusses what patient flow means and why it matters so much to the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust director of strategy and partnerships, Ann Hepworth, explains the benefits of the trust's community diagnostic centre.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust acute medicine consultant Tendekayi Msimanga and acute care advanced clinical practitioner Nkazimulo Ndlovu tell Adam Brimelow how Same Day Emergency Care has improved patient flow for their trust.

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Episode 56 - Pride within providers
In this Pride month special, NHS Providers senior research analyst and LGBTQ+ network chair Luís Costa da Silva discusses the importance of staff networks in the NHS.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust chair Peter Molyneux shares his perspective on the role leaders have as well as the obstacles, challenges and areas of progress he has seen over the years.

You'll also hear from: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and North East London Foundation Trust as they highlight the impact their networks have had on building a sense of community and creating a safe space for wellbeing for staff.

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Episode 57 - The NHS: creating an equal and diverse workplace.

In this episode we mark NHS England’s new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) improvement plan, taking a look at what lies behind a successful approach. Susan Bahl hears from NHS Providers workforce senior policy officer Olli Potter on some of the key EDI challenges.

She also talks to the head of EDI at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Arfan Bhatti, who describes their 'Roadmap to inclusion' and some of the tangible steps they've put in place to support EDI
at Kings.

And there's an update from NHS Providers’ Race Equality programme lead Asmina Islam Chowdhury, who explains why we introduced our race equality programme for trusts, its aims, and how it’s helping
trust boards.

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Episode 58 - Collaboration within system working

Recorded live at our Governance 2023 conference, Adam Brimelow speaks to NHS Providers chief executive Sir Julian Hartley about the first year of integrated care systems (ICSs) and how they've improved outcomes across a range of services.

Hear also from two conference speakers, Manjeet Gill and Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, as they share their insight on the importance of provider collaboratives in system working, discussing some of the toughest challenges facing the sector and how trusts can overcome them. 

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Episode 59 - Improving regulation for the future

In this episode Susan Bahl hears about the highlights from our recent regulation report.

NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery, policy advisor Mariya Stamenova and Care Quality Commission chief executive Ian Trenholm discuss the reports key findings, themes and next steps for healthcare regulation. You can also hear some of the member insights gathered from the survey.

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Released: 27 July 2023