Senate Forum

Clinical Senate Forum – Thursday 11 October 2018: Workforce – Turning a Risk into an Enabler

The rapid increase in demand for services, constrained funding and a number of other challenges have greatly impacted the supply and retention of the health and social care workforce both nationally and within London.

This Forum event looked at the implications and difficulties that workforce challenges have caused across the whole health and social care system and identified new opportunities to help resolve London’s workforce challenges.

This event was held on Thursday 11 October 2018 09:00-13:00 at the King’s Fund and the programme is available here.

The aims of the event were to:

  • Attendees to have a better and broader understanding of the health and social care workforce challenges in London
  • Sharing of ideas and good practice
  • STPs to take away ideas and to develop plans to respond to their challenges
  • Each attendee to pledge to do 1 thing to tackle the workforce challenges

The presentations delivered at the event were as follows:

Table discussions were held to share ideas and thoughts on approaches to tackling the workforce challenges being faced.

The Forum concluded with a panel discussion where the panellist provided their key reflections and thoughts. The panellists were:

  • Gabrielle Jacob (Programme Manager – Human Resources for Health Programme, World Health Organisation)
  • Dr Josephine Sauvage (Chair Islington CCG, Clinical Lead North London Partners, Clinical Lead for Workforce development NLP)
  • Wendy Brewer (Director of Workforce and Organisation Development, West London NHS Trust)
  • Lizzie Smith (Local Director, Health Education England North London and Regional Lead for Mental Health)
  • Richard Ballerand (London Clinical Senate Patient and Public Voice Group Member)
  • Chris Caldwell (Programme Director for CapitalNurse, Director of Nursing & Systems Workforce Transformation Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Schellion Horn (Director of Operations and Transformation at Healthy London Partnership)

A summary report with key messages from this Forum is available here.