09:15 – 09:20

Chair’s opening remarks​

Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

09:20 – 09:50

Opening Keynote

Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

09:50 – 10:00

Live Q&A

10:00 – 10:15

Short break and session change 

10:15 – 10:45

The realities of confronting a pandemic: Learning from the frontline

  • Hear directly from frontline staff and gain insight into their experiences, concerns, and challenges throughout the crisis
  • Find out what issues frontline workers would like prioritised as the NHS moves into recovery
  • Engage in this conversation to ensure national initiatives align with the needs of frontline staff

Joanne Hilton, Assistant Chief Nurse for Quality and Workforce, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Helgi Johannsson, Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Representative, UNISON 

10:45 – 10:55

Live Q&A

10:55 – 11:25

Short break and session change

11:25 – 11:55

Tackling race inequalities and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME staff

  • Explore the links between racial discrimination and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups
  • Gain practical actions and solutions to support BAME staff and learn how you can advance the right behaviours in your organisation
  • Find out how the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is working to eliminate the deep-rooted culture of racial discrimination in the system
  • Learn what further steps need to be taken to act on the data, inform future policies and stimulate change

Professor Dame Donna Kinnair DBE, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing
Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Interim Director, Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England
Karen Pearce, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (People), The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11:55 – 12:05

Live Q&A

12:05 – 13:00

Lunch break 

13:00 – 13:30

Prioritising staff wellbeing: Looking after the people who look after the people

  • Learn how you can co-ordinate a trauma-informed approach to proactively respond to the physical and mental pressures experienced by staff
  • Understand the importance of building long-term individual and collective resilience to mitigate mental health issues before they develop 
  • Hear successful examples from organisations that have created a safe working environment to reduce the risk of infection control, illness, and burnout
  • What valuable lessons can the NHS learn from the British Army regarding effective leadership, morale injury and trauma?

Dr Sonya Wallbank, Head of Culture Transformation and National Clinical Lead, Health and Wellbeing COVID-19 Response, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London
Joe Harrison, Chief Executive Officer & Kate Jarman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Toby Lindsay, Principal Consultant - Leadership & Organisational Development, Skills for Health

13:30 – 13:40

Live Q&A longer 

13:40 – 13:55

Short break and session change

13:55 – 14:25

Empowering your existing workforce: Enhancing staff experience and performance 

  • Gain insight into priorities of staff that will help drive retention and learn from best practice
  • Learn how you can sustain a healthy working environment for staff during times of crisis and rapid change
  • Find out how you can enable staff using digital solutions to alleviate pressures and improve patient outcomes 
  • Understand the importance of making time matter for staff and learn what strategies you can implement to boost efficiency and performance

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England & Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England
Duncan Forbes, Chief People Officer, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Patrick Shephard, Head of Healthcare UK, Blue Prism

14:25 – 14:35

Live Q&A

14:35 – 14:50

Short break and session change

14:50 – 15:20

NHS Recovery and Reset: Harnessing positives from the crisis response to build a stronger workforce 

  • Discuss vital lessons and opportunities that can be used to fuel positive change as the system undergoes reformation
  • Find out how to seize opportunities for system working to align and facilitate relationships between national and local levels to make ‘system by default’ a reality
  • Think beyond virtual consultations and gain insight into ways technology can be leveraged to support staff, empower patients, and improve outcomes

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair, NHS Confed
Caroline Beardall, Director of Workforce and OD, NHS England and NHS Improvement – South EastRepresentative, Allocate Software

15:20 – 15:30

Live Q&A & closing remarks  


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