West Midlands Branch

New branch pages:

  1. Find out more about the HPMA West Midlands Mentor Scheme
  2. Branch resources eg from past events.  Launched with a reference document from the Q&A launch event

If you would like to get more involved with the branch, please contact David Holmes david.holmes@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk.




Wednesday 13 March 2019

Confirmed speakers include Dean Royles, HPMA President Elect, Nicky Ingham, Executive Director, HPMA and Dr Patricia Oakley, ​strategic ​service and ​workforce ​policy analyst and development specialist, Director, Practices Made Perfect and HPMA Trustee - watch this space for the full programme.

Booking now open here


May 2019

HPMA West Midlands in Partnership with CMP





HPMA West Midlands Annual Event (our end of year celebration): Friday 7th December 2018.

Venue: Birmingham - Maple House
Address: 150 Corporation Street
B4 6TB

Timings: Registration: 9am – 9.30pm; Close: 4pm

Please take a look at our agenda 


HFMA and HPMA West Midlands Branch present

The Real Well-Being Agenda
Friday 12 October 2018
KPMG Offices, Birmingham
Event information
This is the second event bringing together the West Midlands branch HFMA and HPMA members to tackle the joint challenges between finance and HR staff in the NHS.


Who should attend?
Any person who wishes to learn more about the mechanics of HR and Finance within the NHS is welcome to join this event. Delegates from providers, commissioners, authorising bodies, HEE and any other healthcare organisation are welcome to attend. You are only able to book 2 people (1 HR and 1 finance) per organisation unless the event does not fill up.

How will I benefit?
You will gain a more well-rounded knowledge of your colleagues and their roles, thus improving your understanding of the healthcare system and how to collaborate within it. Current affairs which affect both finance and HR staff will be covered, and you will have a chance to engage in a progressive discussion about these.



12:00  Lunch served
12:30 Welcome and introductions - Karl Edge, Senior Business Partner, KPMG

12:45 Chairs introduction
          Russell Caldicott, Chair of West Midlands HFMA and David Holmes, Chair of West Midlands HPMA

13:00 Working Together – in the NHS
          Rob Pickup, Deputy Director of Finance, and Frieza Mahmood, Deputy HR Director, both Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

          How do we ensure that both departments work together in a collaborative manner?
13:30 Working Together – outside the NHS
          Speaker TBC

How do the local government ensure that their own HR and finance staff get the best outcomes by working together?

14:00 Workshop 1 – Introduction to NHS Finance
          Rob Pickup, Deputy Director of Finance, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

This workshop will teach you about the essential components of the finance function within the NHS. You will learn how the NHS is financed nationally and how money is spent in the NHS. You will learn about the yearly report cycles and deadlines. And you will learn about the day-to-day issues that the finance team face.

          Workshop 2 – Introduction to NHS HR
           Frieza Mahmood, Deputy HR Director, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

This workshop will teach you the fundamental workings of a HR team and their daily issues.  

14:45 Refreshment break
15:00 The National Pay Award 

Alexander van Rees, Head of Employment Relations, NHS Employers

Alex will help to tackle some of the vital questions surrounding the national pay award, including: Why did it need to happen? What was discussed at the negotiations? What are the outcomes of the negotiations? How will it be funded? How does it affect the budget?

15:30 Future workforce – a junior doctor perspective
          Will Allingham, Senior House Officer, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

What are the expectations of HR and finance, from a medical doctor’s point of view?

16:00  Future workforce - HEE perspective
           Tom Kirkbride, Local Director – West Midlands, Heath Education England

Health Education England ensures that the NHS workforce has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. Tom’s session will cover the current issues with workforce at both a national and a local scale, and what ideas there are for the future.

16:30 Progressive discussion with panel
16:50 End of event

This event is free for full HPMA/HFMA members and will cost £50.00 plus VAT for non-members.

To book a place contact clare.proctor@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

HPMA Midlands Roadshow event: Wellbeing, engagement and behaviours
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Take a look at the full programme here. Speakers included:

Keynote: Russell Earnshaw, Economist & International Performance coach

HPMA Executive Director, Nicky Ingham;

Andrew Shapiro, PA Consulting

HPMA Award winners Louise McKenzie and Mark Hinchliffe, Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust


Getting away with it? Harassment in the NHS
Joint workshop event HPMA West Midlands and Weightmans
Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Venue: Weightmans Birmingham Office, St Philips Point, 47 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5AF

Click here to view flyer 

There are 3 places available per trust; please contact Clare.Proctor@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk to book onto this HPMA Event.

Click here to view more more past events.

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