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HPMA NI Annual Conference

The time has now arrived and our annual 2 day conference commences tomorrow 27 October 2016 in the Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle, Co.Down. We have an exciting line up of speakers over the two days. To get a sneak peak at the conference programme, click on the attached link. Copies of the programme will be available for all participants tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the first issue of Network after our summer break. For many of us, this week is the first full working week back so I hope you all had a great summer and are full of enthusiasm for a busy and productive autumn. 

It's all in a day's work!

 It's Monday 7am, following a much needed week's holiday, and I'm on the tube checking my diary for the week and beyond, planning priorities and clearing the numerous emails that have cumulated. I'm also thinking about my team, eager to know how they are, especially given some current issues they are managing and knowing that some were attending meetings for me. This included a first attendance at Trust Board for Natalie, my Associate Director of OD, which whilst being good development can be nerve racking at first!

HPMA Excellence in HRM Awards

So after the historic and rather tumultuous couple of weeks we have had in British politics it was good to have the HPMA Excellence awards to celebrate last Thursday evening. And it certainly was a great evening of celebrating the amazing work in people management that occurs in our health and care organisations across our four nations. During the awards, Stephen Moir, Chief People Officer, for NHS England recognised the need for inclusion and appreciation of all the EU and international people in our organisations on behalf of us all.

Does the company make the man or the man make the company?

For this blog I considered being very political and doing something around the HR implications for BREXIT and what I thought about what this might mean… and then I realised that if I was getting to the point of being bored listening to other’s opinions on it, then surely that would mean that others must be too? So, instead, I have reflected on a situation that is far closer to home.
 

NHS Confederation Annual Event

 At the NHS Confederation annual event at Manchester Central last week, HPMA were for – the first time – part of the large exhibition, rubbing shoulders with legal firms, software companies and publishers. And in an attempt to raise our profile and also remind the many delegates of the importance of people managers in the NHS, we asked visitors to our stand to think about a manager in their career who had allowed them to flourish – and then post their name on a pink post-it note on our giant HPMA logo to thank them and APPRECIATE them!

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