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maandag 4 december 2017

NHS Workforce Bulletin issue 596

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NHS Workforce Bulletin
4 December 2017
Issue 596

Claim your 2018 wallplanner

Answer a few short questions about our resources to claim up to three 2018 wallplanners for your organisation. The A2 posters will help you plan your year ahead, while your feedback will help improve our future products to support you. 

Sickness absence and MSK

Access the tools, resources and good practice examples that were shared in our recent webinar on managing staff sickness absence and musculoskeletal (MSK) health. 

Updated language competency guidance

Our guidance is now updated to include further information around testing language competency and what employers should do if there are doubts around a candidate's English level.

Refreshed guide to degree apprenticeships

Download our updated guide to degree apprenticeships in the NHS, which now includes a new section looking at how these apprenticeships are being used in healthcare science.

Supporting nursing revalidation

NHS Confederation member organisations can receive discounted subscriptions to RCNi Portfolio and RCNi Learning, which aim to support your nurses through revalidation and enhance their skills while improving staff retention and reducing recruitment costs. Read more on the RCNi website.

Leading the hospital response to a terror attack

Book on to our free event on 19 December to discuss clinical and organisational responses to terror-related attacks and hear lessons learned from recent incidents. Conversations will cover organisational preparedness, hospital security, cross-system planning, longer-term impact and staff wellbeing.

Developing a flexible locum workforce

Join our 45-minute webinar on 14 December to hear about technologies and apps that can help build an effective and flexible locum bank, while improving doctors' working lives and patient care.

Making an impact

In our latest podcast for women leaders, hear how coaching sessions inspired Kirsty Smith to overcome self-doubt and stay resilient, to secure a leadership role as an advanced paramedic at North West Ambulance Service.

Workforce diversity is key to improved care

"It is crucial that patients and carers see and interact with public services that reflect their community and experience." Read a new blog from NHS Confed to learn how West London Mental Health Trust works to achieve this ambition. 

Measuring up – your community and your workforce

Find out if your workforce represents your community with our data comparison tool. Measuring up identifies community groups that may be missing from your workforce, then signposts to advice on how to engage with them to strengthen your workforce supply.

2018/19 diversity and inclusion partners programme

If you're interested in developing your organisation's equality performance, apply for our partner programme and join other organisations who have received our support to build capacity and continuous improvement in equality and diversity. Applications are open until 9 February 2018.  

HPMA Partnership Award 2018

Has your organisation introduced an initiative that is an outstanding example of overcoming challenges through partnership working? Find out how your work could be recognised in the HPMA Awards partnership category, sponsored by the Social Partnership Forum.  
Developing a flexible locum workforce
When: 14 / 12 / 2017 
Where: Webinar

National meeting: Leading the hospital response to a terrorist attack
When: 19 / 12 / 2017 1
Where: Postgraduate Medical Centre, Birmingham

Total Reward Engagement Network Event - London
When: 26 / 1 / 2018 
Where: NHS Employers, London

Total Reward Engagement Network event - Leeds
When: 02 / 2 / 2018 
Where: NHS Employers

Raising concerns share and learn
When: 14 / 3 / 2018 
Where: Horizon

Advertise your executive vacancies

If your organisation is a member of the NHS Confederation, find out how you could advertise your senior-level vacancies for free on our executive jobs web page. 

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