North West

HPMA North West now have a branch committee of 10 members. They are working closely with NHS employers, and partnerships have been established with CIPD & PPMA. 


HPMA North West Awards Celebration and Masterclass
Thursday 22 November 2018 (3pm - Late)
Holiday Inn Runcorn

Take a look at the shortlist HERE

NW Awards Infosheet for further details on the programme categories

Book your place at the Masterclass & awards celebration  - download flyer - to book accomodation at the Holiday Inn Runcorn (£70 B&B) Click here

Our Masterclass, led by international performance coach Russell Earnshaw is kindly sponsored by The Finegreen Group. Russell's session will offer an exploration of what 'talent' is and how we might best nurture and retain it through thinking more like coaches, how we might become more self-aware to help us lead in the future and how we could be talking more about care and love in our environments. All glued together by some simple nudges to help you think more creatively about solutions to your problems and ways of making behavioural change more ‘sticky’ with real practical examples from sport, education and business.


The Finegreen Group is a values-driven and award winning recruitment & development consultancy - delivering innovative recruitment & development solutions to a wide variety of Public and Private Healthcare sector clients. 
Predominantly focused on senior management, executive and board level appointments, Finegreen's consultants operate across specialist professional fields. Our Development & Consultancy Division was launched in 2016 to demonstrate our commitment to raising leadership and governance standards throughout the healthcare sector.
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2015, Finegreen has regularly featured in Recruiter’s Top 100 Recruitment providers, alongside being voted top SME at the Best Business Awards, Recruiter of the Year at the HealthInvestor Awards and Best Public Sector Agency at the Recruitment Business

LocumTap is on a mission to digitally transform your NHS staff bank. We have been proven to increase locum shift fill rates, reduce agency spending and deliver service efficiencies to your organisation. This is coupled with recruitment support to help you increase the size of your staff bank. We work closely with our NHS partners to address their temporary staffing challenges using innovative technology that streamline processes and bespoke digital marketing to increase your temporary staffing workforce. Built in partnership with Chelsea & Westminster NHS FT, LocumTap’s products include a cloud- based portal to help employers manage their locum vacancies efficiently, automate admin tasks and improve visibility with advanced data analytics. Our mobile app allows staff banks to better engage with locums, and for clinicians to browse/book shifts on-demand. LocumTap deploys a mature implementation strategy with our partner organisations and we provide continuous after-care support to ensure maximum benefit realization. We have demonstrated over 50% increase in the size of NHS staff banks, significant improvement in bank fill rates from 35% to over 90%, and generated cost benefit of up to £750,000 per year.

Hempsons – leading health and social care lawyers.
Hempsons employment team understands the workforce challenges within the NHS and are experts on national terms and conditions, disciplinary and capability issues (including MHPS for doctors), TUPE transfers and the full range of NHS HR issues. We provide robust, actionable and knowledgeable advice quickly across the full range of services in this area.

Liaison saves the NHS real money in the key area of temporary workforce management and we are helping around 25% of trusts and health boards improve control, bring costs down, and improve self-sufficiency. Our goal is to shift the power and control of temporary staffing back to the NHS. Our TempRE Bank service provides all of the support you need to optimise the use of a medical staff bank and reduce the reliance on agencies. Our hands-on help plus expert advice and guidance helps you to make the most of your staff bank and fill shifts in the most cost effective way. Whether you don’t yet have a medical bank or want to make an existing bank more effective, we can help. To find out more visit: 

Flexible working for the NHS, By the NHS NHS Professionals (NHSP) is the market leader in managed flexible worker services. Working in partnership with over 55 NHS Trusts, we have proven expertise in building staff banks. Our aim is to help Trusts deliver ever more challenging service improvement plans by deploying a cost-effective, reliable and safe flexible workforce that saves money for our clients whilst improving their bank productivity and performance. We boast the largest database of more than 120,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administrative and allied healthcare professionals registered on our bank. We are extremely proud of our bank members, all of whom provide essential shift cover for our NHS clients to help them deliver safe, efficient and effective health services. As part of the NHS family, we are wholly owned by the Department of Health, which means any profits are reinvested back into the NHS.

NHS Employers actively seeks the views of workforce leaders on key issues in order to support them to develop a sustainable workforce, improve staff experience and provide high quality care to patients. We influence workforce policy at regional, national and European levels and turn policies into practical workable solutions. Find out more about how we support the NHS workforce.


2018 HPMA North West Roadshow - It's all about Health & Care

Friday 22 June
AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester

One day conference and exhibition will focus on integration and wellbeing.

Click here to view the presentations from the day

Transgender issues in the NHS workplace

Thursday 19 April 2018

Click here for flyer and full booking details


Using Lumina to understand personality types and collaborate with others - download the event flyer here
Speaker: Clive Lewis OBE DL   CEO, Business Psychologist and Author – Globis Mediation Group
Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 (09:00 – 12:30pm)
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Walton Centre NHS FT, 2nd Floor, Sid Watkins Building, Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

This session will enable delegates to start to think about their own personal styles and ways of dealing with others, not just their own teams, but how they can support and diffuse situations within the workplace using particular tools and techniques.
The session will be interactive and participative and will challenge delegates to think about our traditional HR approaches and how they can move from formal dialogue and sometimes stand-off positions to more collaborative positive outcomes in relationship breakdown cases.We look forward to kicking off the new year with equipping you with the knowledge and skills you can then practice through 2018 to help you reduce the number of cases which reach a relationship breakdown point and result in lengthy and costly ER cases. 


Mock Tribunal Tuesday 5 December 2017, Walton Centre NHS FT

HPMA North West in conjunction with Hempsons and 9 St Johns Street Chambers present a mock employment tribunal. This is an opportunity for NHS HR professionals to be taken through a mock employment tribunal hearing with opportunity for discussion and explanation of each stage of the hearing. With the recent removal of employment tribunal fees we anticipate an increase in employment tribunal claims and hearings so this is the perfect time for delegates to improve their understanding of the ET process.
The event will include:
·         Advocacy from experienced advocates
·         Witnesses being cross-examined
·         An opportunity for delegates to be part of the decision making
·         Consideration of how ETs reach decisions
We know from past experience that these events are both educational and entertaining so we look forward to see you in court!


Clued up or clueless? - It's your call: A comprehensive practical session on how to quality assure workplace investigations 
Tuesday 11 July 2017, 9am - 4:30pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
HPMA has partnered up with law firm, Law by Design and its sister company Investigations by Design. Together we are offering members a full day interactive seminar and workshop on how to ensure workplace investigations are conducted with sufficient rigor and quality not only to satisfy an employment tribunal but to satisfy the requirements of natural justice and internal core values. This is an exciting opportunity for HR professionals to develop their forensic investigative skills and share experiences with colleagues.

It’s All About...the Future!
Friday 19 May 2017

The HPMA branch roadshow came to the North West!


Thank you to all who came along to our roadshow event today to hear from our great line-up of speakers:

Tracy Myhill, Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust

David D'Souza, CIPD

Carolyn Wilkins, Oldham Borough Council

Wendy Williams, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Foster, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation NHS Trust

Amy Barringer, UNISON

Colm Byrne, RCN

Jo Finnerty and Kathryn Davies, Salford Integrated Care Organisation

Richard Walker, Walkerstone

Andrew Hempson, Hempsons

 full programme details




SAVE THE DATE: 11 July 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

Clued up or clueless? – It’s your call: A comprehensive practical session on how to quality assure workplace investigations

HPMA North West is committed to supporting members’ Learning and Development, focussing on topics that are current, relevant and have real practical value to their busy day to day practices. Having listened to what our members want to hear about, HPMA has partnered up with law firm, Law by Design and its sister company Investigations by Design. Together we are offering members a full day interactive seminar and workshop on how to ensure workplace investigations are conducted with sufficient rigor and quality not only to satisfy an employment tribunal but to satisfy the requirements of natural justice and internal core values.

A defective or incomplete investigation can be highly expensive in terms of human, legal, financial, business and reputational consequences. Hosted by experienced NHS lawyer and Director, Kirsty MacDonald and supported by senior colleagues from both LBD and IBD, the session will guide delegates through the legal and practical minefields of undertaking a high-quality investigation in the workplace. It will comprise a mixture of presentations and interactive case studies and workshops.

This is an exciting opportunity for HR professionals to develop their forensic investigative skills and share experiences with colleagues.

Law by Design provides bespoke employment law services to employers throughout the UK and has substantial experience of advising NHS organisations. Investigations by Design is a specialist provider of workplace investigation services offering a team of highly experienced, trained case investigators with significant experience of working within complex organisations such as NHS Trusts.

More information and details about how to book will be circulated in May, but for now, save the date!



It’s All About Us! HPMA North West Conference

HPMA North West Branch has recently re-formed a branch committee and are delighted to invite Workforce & OD professionals working in the NHS across the North West to it’s first conference

Friday 25th November, Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Keynote: John Amaechi OBE

In partnership with Hempsons and NHS Employers

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The Challenges in the NHS versus the Higher Education Sector
DACBeachcroft, Manchester

Employment Law Masterclass
Date: Monday 2 February
Time: 09.30 to 12.30
Led by Deborah Hely, Partner DAC Beachcroft
This session focused on policy development aligned to employment law updates (changes to TUPE and impact on Organisational Change policies, Public Information Disclosure Act)

Coaching Masterclass
Date: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson St, Liverpool L3 5QB
Led by Dave Harrison, Director and Co-Founder of 10Eighty
Dave has over 20 years of business experience working with both SME’s and large corporations. This has included managing and implementing change programmes across organisations and operating in both line and matrix structures. He is a coach and mentor and provides facilitation, input and guidance to help individuals drive both their personal and business strategies forward. Dave is also a career management coach and works with individuals and organisations on finding effective career management solutions.


NW Conference and Regional Awards Ceremony
Thursday 5 Dec (dinner and awards ceremony) - Friday 6 Dec (conference)
Park Royal Hotel in Stretton, Cheshire.


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