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.
Established originally in the early 1980s, the Northern Ireland Branch has members in all the major health and social care organisations in NI. It is a vibrant and innovative Branch. We have an extensive HR community across organisations with a wealth of experience, ambition and drive.
The HSCNI workforce numbers 70,000 who work for five HSC trusts. All the trusts are members of the HPMA, making a total of 450 people who are members.
Staff morale has topped the list of NHS foundation trust finance directors’ concerns, for the King’s Fund fifth quarterly monitoring report in a row. With financial pressures at unmanageable levels, increasing demands and great uncertainty for staff, how should NHS leaders respond?
Since its re-launch in 2013, the West Midlands HPMA Branch has aimed to share excellent HR practice within the region and beyond. Our ambition has been to swell the number of applications for the prestigious HPMA National Awards from our region, and ultimately increase the number of trusts who could be shortlisted and crowned worthy winners.
Would you like to start writing a blog but don’t know how to go about it? In the first of a two-part guide, we explain how to choose a good subject and then in the next email, we will explain how to go about putting it together. We are always happy to receive blogs so here’s your chance to get your views out to the wider world!
1. Write down your thoughts
Have you ever had a great idea in the shower? You’re not alone. Keep a running list of ideas, no matter how far-out they initially seem. You never know what you can use in the future.