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NHS Employers: National Social Partnership Forum

What is it?

The national Social Partnership Forum (SPF) brings together NHS Employers, NHS Trade Unions, NHS England, Health Education England (HEE), NHS Improvement and the Department of Health to discuss and debate the development and implementation of the workforce implications of policy. The national SPF provides accessibility and links to the Accountable Care Systems through partnership working to explore workforce issues.

Why do it?

The SPF recognises what a powerful tool partnership working between employers, policy makers and trade unions can be, and how it makes a real difference to patient care and influences employment practice in healthcare and beyond. The how we do partnership hub contains details of the growing body of evidence on the benefits and importance of true partnership working. You will also find useful case studies, tools and resources to support successful partnership working.



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Last Updated: May 2019