Carers in the NHS workforce

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Date(s) - 24/09/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This event, which will be of interest to HR teams, Directors / Deputy Directors of nursing, carer support organisations and those with a responsibility for staff health and wellbeing and staff side colleagues, is jointly hosted by VSNW and Health & Care Partnership for Cheshire & Merseyside.

The current draft agenda is as follows:

10.00am: Arrival, refreshments and registration
10.15am: Welcome and introduction – Karen Howell & Chris Samosa (Chair)
10.25am: Cheshire and Merseyside research findings – Warren Escadale (CEO of VSNW)
11.00am: Break
11.20am: Challenges facing carers in the workplace- a carers organisation perspective – Carl Harris (Halton Carers Centre)
11.45am: A case study (1) – a Carer’s story from Cheshire and Merseyside TBC
12.00noon: A Trade Union perspective TBC
12.30pm: Lunch
1.10pm: Reflections from the morning session
1.20pm: A case study (2) – an NHS Employer TBC
1.35pm: Action Planning on tables (focusing on the recommendations from the research)
2.35pm: Developing the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Carers charter – Chris Samosa (Chair)
3.15pm: Summary and close – Chris Samosa (Chair)

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