We are investing in our workforce not only by recruiting more people, but by developing new ways of working and encouraging innovation and collaboration across services and organisations. and by strengthening the compassionate and inclusive culture needed to deliver outstanding care to people in South West London.
Here I am South West London – our big conversation
We are asking all NHS staff in South West London to take part in our survey and big conversation to tell us what you can do, what you aspire to do, and how we can help you. Find out more about Here I am South West London and have your say.
How we’re making a difference
What are we doing?
Our priorities for investing in our workforce are:
Improving health and wellbeing
We want to improve the health and wellbeing of our staff. This means improving experience at work, focussing on flexible working, and improving access to career advice and access to mental health and wellbeing services.
Improving the sense of belonging
We are committed to making our workplaces equal for everyone regardless of their ethnicity, sexuality, gender or religion.
As well as encouraging innovation and collaboration across the system, we are creating new roles and developing our workforce to support more care closer to home. We are also using e-job planning and e-rostering to optimise capacity, and establishing NHS volunteer services.
Growing for the future
We are increasing access to training and employment opportunities by making more use of our networks. This includes making sure there is capacity for clinical placements and protected time for supervisors across the ICS so that students can qualify and register when expected and training for postgraduate doctors continues at a high standard. We are also increasing international recruitment of nurses and midwifes and expanding apprenticeships as a way into health and care careers. We also want to expand collaborative banks of temporary staff to reduce our reliance on agencies.
Developing ICS wide workforce plans
Working with Health Education England and NHS England and Improvement to develop workforce plans for the entire South West London ICS that link to national programmes, including recruitment programmes for GPs, healthcare support workers, nurses and allied health professionals.
If you would like to get involved in our making South West London a better place for health and care staff to work email us at [email protected]
Find out more about how you can get involved in our work on the Get Involved pages.