ManagersNet is a safe place to network with other Southport & Ormskirk managers over a brew for one hour, discussing "hot work topics", supported by trained facilitators.
ManagersNet workshops were launched in October 2016 focusing on Managing Attendance. In 2017, in anticipation of a new revised Appraisal Policy, we will be launching workshops to discuss all aspects of appraisals.
Come along and join us for a brew and a biscuit, bring your thoughts and queries, and be ready to join in the discussion.
New dates for 2017 are now available - click here to view
Read the flyer here
The Trust's Library & Knowledge Service has maintained it's its position as one of the top performing library services in the North West with a 98% score in the National NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) assessment. The service has been recognised for its facilitation of life-long learning, research and development, evidence based practice and clinical and management decision making to support the delivery of high quality patient care.
For further details on the range of services and resources available to staff and students visit the library's website http://www.sonhslks.com/
The ThinkFuture programme aims to support you and your organisation to bring more young people into your workforce. We have developed a range of tools and resources to help you do this, including three new digital toolkits.
To share what your organisation is doing to recruit young people into the workforce please contact us. You can also follow @ThinkFutureNHS on Twitter and follow the conversation using the hashtag #ThinkFutureNHS.
We are delighted that ThinkFuture's #nhswhereIstarted campaign has been nominated at this year's Health Business Awards. Find out more about the campaign and take a look at some of the best moments on storify.
ThinkFuture is delivered by NHS Employers as part of the Health Education England Talent for Care and Widening Participation programmes.
Nominations for the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA) are now open.
These awards are exclusively for healthcare scientists, allied health professionals – including podiatrists, dietitians, physiotherapists and radiographers - and those that work with them in support roles.
This year NHS Employers is sponsoring a special award for apprentices, support workers and technicians.
The award for outstanding achievement aims to recognise the contribution these individuals make to providing high quality, creative care which enhances patients' quality of life. Nominations are welcome from the individual, their team, or by a patient, service user or carer.
The closing date for entries is Friday 13 January and the awards will take place on Friday 31 March 2017.
Take a look at previous winners, find top tips for applying and submit a nomination on the AHA website.
A new 24-month programme that will support newly qualified paramedics (NQP) and improve staff retention has been agreed by a number of health bodies and trade unions.
Following the publication of the new band 6 paramedic profile, a two-day national event was held to design a programme that consolidates a NQP’s first two years of learning.
Representatives from NHS Employers, NHS England, the College of Paramedics, the English NHS Ambulance services, and ambulance trade unions, agreed that the programme was needed to develop NQPs before they move into the band 6 role.
The NQP programme specification will now be written up and communicated to staff, including paramedics that have qualified since 1 September 2016. A national job description will be developed in partnership.
Further work will be required by employers to ensure effective implementation of the programme by engaging with both staff and trade union representatives.
Read the joint statement from all parties for further information.
Public Health England and the Corporate Alliance against Domestic Violence have launched its 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence campaign, which runs from 25 November to 10 December 2016.
The campaign is aimed at employers, to help them deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. As it stands, organisations can do more to aid their employees who are affected by domestic violence, train those who witness it and to protect staff as a whole. You can join the campaign by using the hashtag #16DAYSOFACTION and signing the pledge on the Public Health England website.
One in four women and one in six men are affected by domestic violence in their adult lifetime, and 75 per cent of people who are victims of domestic violence are targeted at work. Public Health England and the Corporate Alliance against Domestic Violence have created a toolkit to support employers tackle domestic violence and protect their staff. You can access the toolkit from the Public Health England website and find out more information about domestic violence and how it affects the workplace from our health and wellbeing webpages.
Since we published our first briefing on HR and social media in the NHS in 2013, social media use has continued to gather pace and scale across the UK with the trend in growth seen in both our personal and working lives. This briefing aims to help with integrating social media across your organisation and covers three key areas:
News from NHS Employers
NHS Leadership Academy
Library & Knowledge Service @lerts
Academy of Fabulous Stuff