New HPMA president announced

New HPMA president announced

Our Vision: Improving health through people

Yesterday (26 April) HPMA President Deborah Tarrant launched the new Healthcare People Management Association vision and strategy 'Improving health through people' at The Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, London find out more here.

 As many of our 2016 awards finalists face judging panels today, the HPMA community can reflect on the start of a new era, setting the culture for great people management.

NHS Professional Development Strategy

The national HR Professional Development Strategy (PDS) supports the development of the NHS HR profession and aims to promote the impact and influence of NHS workforce leaders.
The strategy is being developed with and for NHS workforce leaders and as part of this we have already published the Director of Workforce Role Remit and Map of Influence.

New VP for the North West branch announced

The new VP for the North West branch is Janet Wilkinson, who is Director of HR, Organisational Development and Education at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. She will be working closely with the previous VP Nicky Ingham who will be taking on the role of deputy. Here Janet tells us about her new role and what she hopes to provide for members.

HPMA Conference 2019 Feedback

June HPMA Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the HPMA membership newsletter. This month we look forward to the National Conference & Awards and hear from Nicky Ingham on the newly published interim NHS People Plan. We look at the health of frontline health professionals – tackling issues of stress, diet and fatigue; Mills and Reeve give their insight into mental health and managing the employment relationship and HealthSectorJobs on recruitment. And in Coaching Week 2019 one of our members, Tracy May tells us her coaching success story.

HPMA response to the Interim NHS People Plan

 `We are pleased to see the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan. The NHS HR community have been highlighting the NHS workforce crisis for some time and feel they have been running on the spot. It is particularly pleasing to see a plan that not only emphasises investments in nursing and new roles but recognises the significant cultural and leadership challenges we face. We now need to see the long awaited investment in our NHS HR and OD professionals we have been calling for to ensure we can accelerate delivery of the ambitions in the plan.

Annual Conference Workshop Streams


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May HPMA newsletter

Welcome to the May edition of the HPMA membership newsletter. This month we have Deborah Tarrant's reflections on her presidency. Sam Allen Chief Executive at Sussex Partnership NHS Trust looks at important steps to take on closing the gender pay gap and Capsticks focus on the impact of flexible working on the gender pay gap.Helen Conway at NHSI talks about her AHP ESR pioneers and we welcome words from new VP for Wales, Claire Vaughan. This and more from Neyber on reducing financial stress, caring for yourself with Boo Consulting and Finegreen consider the Interim v FTC debate.

North East Branch

A North East branch of the HPMA has been established, with Morven Smith leading the branch as Vice President, Alan Sheppard and Rachel Metcalf as Deputy Vice Presidents and a range of staff from organisations across the region as committee members including NELA. The committee members details are available on request from the branch secretaries or


Welcome to the June edition of the HPMA membership newsletter.

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