Key Points
  • Hear from the Scottish Government on the legislation and strategic frameworks designed to improve employee welfare
  • Enhance staff wellbeing through effective recruitment, development and encouragement of managers and leaders
  • Foster culture change within the NHS to manage expectations, promote positivity, and understand barriers to wellbeing
  • Gain insight into Healthy Working Lives and the promotion of health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Listen to case studies addressing culture change, recruitment and development, and staff health strategies


Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Theresa Fyffe, Scotland Director, Royal College of Nursing
  • Shirley Rogers, Chief People Officer, NHS Scotland, Director of Health Workforce, Leadership, Reform and EU Exit Preparations, Scottish Government
  • Tom Power, Associate Director – Workforce (Development), NHS Education for Scotland
  • Anne MacPherson, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board
  • Dr Katherine Targett, Consultant Occupational Physician, NHS Grampian Board
  • Helen Duddy, Lanarkshire Health Education Officer, UNISON
  • Tony Wigram, Head of Health and Safety, Scottish Ambulance Services
  • Vikki Hubner, Head of Work and Wellbeing,NHS Borders
  • Rhona Waugh, Head of Human Resources, NHS Fife
  • Dr Wendy Simpson, NHS Fife
  • Dr Sue Blair, NHS Fife


    Join us this November for Holyrood Insight’s inaugural NHS Staff Wellbeing conference.

    Featuring contributions from Theresa Fyffe, Scotland Director of the Royal College of Nursing, and Shirley Rogers, Scottish Government, you'll hear more on the impact of the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, and the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act respectively when it comes to the wellbeing of NHS employees.

    Find out how effective recruitment, development, and training of managers and leaders are crucial to improving the wellbeing of staff. Our expert panel will explore strategies to foster and facilitate a healthy workplace environment within the NHS.

    Gain insight into the role of Healthy Working Lives in promoting health and wellbeing within the NHS workforce. Hear case studies detailing excellent practice in enacting culture change, recruiting and developing staff, and implementing an effective staff health strategy.

    Join your peers from across NHS Scotland to gain clarity on the legislative and strategic frameworks addressing staff wellbeing, hear best practice case studies and initiatives to improve employee welfare, and learn how to enact culture change within your organisation.

Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

 

09:50 - 10:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Theresa Fyffe Scotland Director, Royal College of Nursing

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10:10 - 10:50
Keynote Address: Reviewing the Impact of Legislative, Organisational and Operational Strategies on Improving NHS Staff Wellbeing

 
  • Achieving the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision – prioritising healthy organisational culture to developing a sustainable and capable workforce which can deliver integrated care and foster effective leadership and management
  • Promoting and monitoring the Safe and Well at Work: Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Framework
  • Assessing the potential effects of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 on employee wellbeing

10:40 – 10:50 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Shirley Rogers Chief People Officer, NHS Scotland, and Director of Health Workforce, Leadership, Reform and EU Exit Preparations, Scottish Gove

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10:50 - 11:20
Recruiting, Developing and Encouraging Managers and Leaders to Support Staff Wellbeing

 
  • Helping line managers to understand their role in supporting staff wellbeing
  • Putting a focus on wellbeing in leadership and management development and training to foster a healthy work culture
  • Recruiting for and developing leadership behaviours that support wellbeing in the NHS workforce

11:10– 11:20 Questions and discussions

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Tom Power Associate Director – Workforce (Development), NHS Education for Scotland

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking and Refreshments

 

11:50 - 12:40
Panel Discussion - Towards Culture Change in the NHS: Fostering and Facilitating a Healthy Workplace Environment

 
  • Managing daily expectations and workload to minimise stress for staff within the NHS
  • Everyone has mental health: promoting positivity in the workplace through destigmatising mental ill health in the workforce
  • Understanding the effect of funding and staffing shortages in the workplace to implement strategies that mitigate their impact
  • Developing a learning culture: fully supporting staff in understanding their training needs

Speakers

Dr Katherine Targett Clinical Lead and Consultant in Occupational Therapy, NHS Grampain Board

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Vikki Hubner Head of Work and Wellbeing, NHS Borders

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Helen Duddy Lanarkshire Health Education Officer, UNISON

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Tony Wigram Head of Health and Safety, Scottish Ambulance Services

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12:40 - 13:10
Case Study One: Enacting Culture Change in the NHS

 
  • Enhancing staff engagement and empowering the workforce to improve wellbeing
13:00 – 13:10 Questions and Discussions

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Rhona Waugh Head of Human Resources, NHS Fife

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Dr Wendy Simpson NHS Fife

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Dr Sue Blair Consultant in Occupational Medicine, NHS Fife

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13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch

 

14:10 - 14:40
Supporting Healthy Working Lives in Scotland to Improve Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing

 
  • Actively promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace to create a supportive and inclusive working environment
  • Identifying and valuing NHS workplaces who achieve high standards of care for their own staff
  • Providing information and support for those in need to improve individual wellbeing  

14:30 – 14:40 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Dr Gregor Smith Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government

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14:40 - 15:10
Case Study Two: Using Good Staff Governance Principles to Improve the Wellbeing of the NHS Workforce

 
  • Attracting, developing, supporting and retaining staff to maintain a skilled and sustainable workforce

15:00 – 15:10 Questions and Discussions

15:10 - 15:30
Case Study Three: Implementing an Effective Staff Health Strategy

 
  • Improving outcomes for patients by enhancing employee health and wellbeing  

15:30 – 15:40 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Anne MacPherson Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

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15:40 - 15:50
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Theresa Fyffe Scotland Director, Royal College of Nursing

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End

Speakers

Dr Sue Blair Consultant in Occupational Medicine, NHS Fife

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Helen Duddy Lanarkshire Health Education Officer, UNISON

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Theresa Fyffe Scotland Director, Royal College of Nursing

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Vikki Hubner Head of Work and Wellbeing, NHS Borders

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Anne MacPherson Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

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Tom Power Associate Director – Workforce (Development), NHS Education for Scotland

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Shirley Rogers Chief People Officer, NHS Scotland, and Director of Health Workforce, Leadership, Reform and EU Exit Preparations, Scottish Gove

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Dr Wendy Simpson NHS Fife

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Dr Gregor Smith Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government

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Dr Katherine Targett Clinical Lead and Consultant in Occupational Therapy, NHS Grampain Board

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Rhona Waugh Head of Human Resources, NHS Fife

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Tony Wigram Head of Health and Safety, Scottish Ambulance Services

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Venue details

Radisson Blu Hotel - Edinburgh 80 High Street, The Royal Mile The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

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Radisson Blu Hotel - Edinburgh

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