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NHS Workforce Bulletin issue 592

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NHS Workforce Bulletin
6 November 2017
Issue 592

Recruiting from your community

Does your workforce represent the community it serves? Our new tool helps you compare your workforce data with your local population, and highlights resources to help you identify and engage with underrepresented groups to strengthen your workforce supply.

Updates to employment checks tool

Our employment checks cross-reference tool is now updated to reflect changes to the documentary evidence that's needed when applying for a criminal record check. Take a look to see what documents can be used for the pre-employment check process.

Staffing app reduces agency spend

Find out how an app at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has increased the use of internal bank staff from 30 to 70 per cent, and achieved £500,000 per year in cost savings for junior doctor shifts alone. 

Linking wellbeing with reward

Embedding health and wellbeing initiatives into its staff reward package has led to improved retention and reduced short-term sickness absence at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Find out how it was done in our new case study.

Lessons from the most improved

Take a look at the lessons learned from NHS organisations that showed the most improvement in the 2016 NHS Staff Survey. Our new briefing highlights the individual approaches and common themes for their staff engagement successes.

1.2 million hear about #jabathon

Over 310 people across health and care reached 1.2 million Twitter users today, to officially launch #jabathon. Join in from 6 to 11 November to tweet your reasons for having the flu jab, and inspire others to have theirs. 

The future of healthcare regulation

Do you have views on how healthcare regulation should be reformed? Take 10 minutes to inform our response to the Department of Health consultation on the changes required to support workforce development and public protection. 

Developing a collaborative staff bank

Join this free webinar from NHS Improvement on 17 November to learn how trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside developed a collaborative staff bank. Claire Scrafton, deputy HR director at St Helen's and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals, presents the challenges and successes.

DOCAS guidance for employers

Access NHS Staff Council guidance on employer-level agreements for deducting trade union contributions at source (DOCAS). From March 2018, unions must provide an alternative method for members to pay subscriptions, and employers must charge a reasonable fee for the check-off service.  

Find your next senior-level role

Director of finance and chief executive roles are open for applications on our executive jobs web page. Take a look at the detail and apply, or find out how you could advertise your organisation's senior-level vacancies for free. 
#jabathon tweet chat: Debunking flu myths
When: 08 / 11 / 2017 8pm - 9pm
Where: Twitter

Total Reward Engagement Network event - London
When: 10 / 11 / 2017 
Where: NHS Employers, London

Step into Health regional forum - London
When: 14 / 11 / 2017 
Where: 256 Field Hospital, London 

Total Reward Engagement Network event - Leeds
When: 17 / 11 / 2017 
Where: NHS Employers, Leeds

Sickness absence and MSK webinar 
When: 22 / 11 / 2017 10.30am
Where: Online

Organisational Development - Developing the Developers
When: 22  / 11 / 2017 
Where: Birmingham

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