09:15 – 09:20

Chair’s opening remarks​

Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

09:20 – 09:50

Opening Keynote
NHS People Plan: Resetting ambitions in response to COVID-19

Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Chair: Annabelle Collins, Senior Correspondent, HSJ

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

Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON
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
James Forrest, Podiatrist w/s/i Biomechanics, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust
Chair: Annabelle Collins, Senior Correspondent, HSJ

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

Dr Joan Myers OBE, QN, Council Member, Royal College of Nursing and Trustee & Director, Florence Nightingale Foundation
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
Chair: Annabelle Collins, Senior Correspondent, HSJ

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

  • Address the challenges covid-19 has presented for NHS staff including burnout, increased stress and trauma
  • Find out what is being done nationally to drive forward mental health and wellbeing initiatives in the long-term
  • Hear successful examples from organisations that have created a safe working environment where staff feel valued
  • Discover what valuable lessons the healthcare system can learn from the British Army

Dr Sonya Wallbank, Head of Culture Transformation and National Clinical Lead, Health and Wellbeing COVID-19 Response, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London
Professor 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
Chair: Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

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 support 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
Chair: Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

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 

  • Gain further insight into the ’NHS Reset’ Campaign and find out how it will seek to influence forthcoming national strategies and priorities for long-term recovery 
  • Discuss vital lessons and innovation opportunities that can be brought forward to fuel positive change as the system undergoes reformation
  • Explore how we can harness the rapid technology adoption during COVID-19 to create a new experience for staff that is peoplefocused, supportive and engaging whilst being agile and effective for future care delivery

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair, NHS Confederation
Caroline Beardall, Director of Workforce and OD, NHS England and NHS Improvement – South East
Nick Wilson, CEO, Allocate Software
Chair: Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

15:20 – 15:30

Live Q&A & closing remarks  

Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

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