South West

Welcome to the HPMA South West home page and thank you for your interest. The success of the branch depends on member engagement and as Chair I am keen to hear from members or potential members regarding suggestions for events or opportunities to become involved.

If you want to contact me about future events or getting involved please email me at
Darran Armitage
HPMA Vice President - South West





23 May 2018 - Whistleblowing Webinar by Bevan Brittan - the public interest test/regulations protecting NHS job applicants from whistleblowing detriments

14 June 2018 - Bite size Employment Law Webinar by DAC Beachcroft

HPMA South West Roadshow: Wednesday 25 April 2018 Taunton Rugby Club 



Developing the role of the true HR Business Partner
DATE: tbc
This is a joint HRD Network & HPMA South West branch event - full programme to be confirmed shortly.

Deputy HR Director event
Coming soon

Joint HFMA / HPMA event
Coming this winter



Doctors in Difficulty – Investigating Concerns under the Maintaining High Professional Standards Process (“MHPS”) Framework
21 June 2017 (11-2 pm)
Taunton Rugby Club Click here for details

The Foundations of Employment Law
3 July 2017
Time: 10 am (registration from 9.30am) 
Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA
Aim: to help you to understand the key elements of employment law. This introduction to employment law will enable you to more effectively manage the tricky issues that crop up during the life of the employment relationship.
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Bite Size Employment Update Webinar
Date: 12 July 2017
Time: 12.30 - 13.30

Aim: To provide a topical update of the key legal developments of the last year as well as what's on the horizon. The live webinar will last an hour and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Employment Law Webinar - Atypical workers - managing your workforce
Provided by DACBeachcroft
Thursday 27 April 11.30am

HPMA Webinar: Legal framework for managing long term and short term sickness absence
Provided by Bevan Brittan
25th January 2017 (12:00 - 13:00)

Developing the OD Mindset: Changing how we think about change
Wed 8 February 2017 10:00 – 15:00 GMT
Rolle Building, Plymouth University
This workshop session will explore the complex context of the NHS in 2017 and beyond. Using Organisational Development (OD) theory and practice methods, we’ll look at the benefits of cultivating an OD mindset and seeing the world through a new lens. Traditional change methods and practices may not be fit for the future, so what can we replace them with? This session will give you the space to think and tools to use so that you feel bolder about how you approach change and deliver results. This event will be facilitated by the DoOD team, Paul Taylor and Karen Dumain.

What NHS employers should know - TUPE without tears

• An overview of TUPE 
• Identifying a service provision change 
• Dealing with TUPE transfers 
• Practical TUPE problems 
• Post-TUPE transformation
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



South West Branch AGM
Tuesday 8 November (1.30pm - 4pm)
Taunton Rugby Club, Taunton
What are the opportunities and challenges and asks of HR and OD over the next two years? Hear from key leaders with their thoughts and observationsSpeakers included 
Alison Kingscott, VP, South West HPMA), Daniel Elkins, Development Director, HPMA, Danny Mortimer, CEO, NHS Employers, James Scott, CEO, RUH Bath and STP SRO, and Melanie Whitfield, OD and Culture Lead for Redesign Team (New Models of Care) NHS England.

Raising the Bar for HR
DATE: Tuesday 4 October 10.00 - 15.30
In the changing NHS landscape, HR will need to play a key role in the development of the Five Year Forward View Sustainability and Transformation Plans across the healthcare economy.
What skills will you need, how do you need to develop to be able to play your part in these challenging times?
HR Managers, HR Business Partners and Deputy HR colleagues are invited to our development event that will explore some of these issues.

Employment Law – Key things employers need to know
Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016 12.30 to 13.30
An update that focuses on the latest employment law to discuss key things employers need to know for 2016 and beyond.
This webinar is supported by NHS Employers and HPMA South West branch, delivered by DACBeachcroft

HPMA South West Patient First Workshop
Date: 8 June 2016, 9 - 12.30pm
Venue: Bevan Brittan, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol BS2 0HQ

HPMA South West HR Development day; 'It's all about you'
Friday 18 March (9.00-16.15)
South West House, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX
The day was aimed at operational HR team members; advisors, managers and business partners, and produced in partnership with NHS Employers and supported by Chamberlain Dunn and Penna.

South West OD Masterclass for HRD's & senior teams
Date: 14 September, 2015, 10.00am – 4.00pm

SW HRBP event
Monday 16 March 2015

HPMA Conference - South West
Friday 14 November 2014
Cabot Room, Brunel Building, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, BS10 5NB   


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