The Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) would like to thank all our generous sponsors for their encouragement and commitment to healthcare human resources.

Each of these sponsors helps to make it possible to put on these awards, which recognise and reward the contribution that HR professionals across the UK are making in front line services.

Capsticks is the UK’s leading specialist healthcare law firm. Our national Employment Team of 50 specialist lawyers, along with our unique HR Advisory and Consultancy Services, advise healthcare clients across the country, including NHS provider and commissioning organisations, national advisory bodies and independent healthcare providers. We have the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals, because we know the healthcare business inside out. At a time of continuing pressure on workforce leaders in healthcare to deliver both savings and quality, we are helping them and their organisations by providing innovative and cost-effective legal solutions. www.capsticks.com/expertise/health-and-social-care/employment/

Chamberlain Dunn Learning has been delivering bespoke learning and development programmes to public and third sector organisations throughout the UK for over twenty five years. It specialises in management, leadership, personal skills, finance and budgeting, and project management. Its 18-strong faculty of course leaders and associates are all highly experienced in these sectors and can deliver inspiring programmes to audiences of all levels. www.ChamberlainDunnLearning.co.uk

The Social Partnership Forum brings together NHS Employers, NHS trade unions, NHS England, Health Education England, NHS Improvement and the Department of Health. Its role is to discuss, debate and involve partners in the development and implementation of the workforce implications of policy. Effective partnership working brings important benefits for both employers and staff and can have a positive influence on the patient experience. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that the best performing organisations have staff who are engaged with their employer and motivated by the work they do. www.socialpartnershipforum.org

DAC Beachcroft is the legal firm of choice for health and social care, with the largest health employment and pensions team nationally. We were named legal adviser of the year - public sector at the 2013 and 2014 Health Investor Awards. What sets us apart is our in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by HR Directors and their teams within health and social care and our ability to provide commercial, innovative and practical answers to a wide range of issues. "Exceptional employment practice celebrated for its expertise in matters related to large reorganisations and restructurings…. A very good team that gets results and offers good response times" Chambers UK 2015

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales and is committed to improving the health and well being of everyone living in Wales. This includes treating disease and addressing the wider social, economic and environmental influences that directly impact on the affect health and well being of its citizens. www.gov.wales/health.
Patchwork (formerly LocumTap) is on a mission to digitally transform your NHS staff bank. We have been proven to increase locum shift fill rates, reduce agency spending and deliver service efficiencies to your organisation. This is coupled with recruitment support to help you increase the size of your staff bank. We work closely with our NHS partners to address their temporary staffing challenges using innovative technology that streamline processes and bespoke digital marketing to increase your temporary staffing workforce. Built in partnership with Chelsea & Westminster NHS FT, our products include a cloud- based portal to help employers manage their locum vacancies efficiently, automate admin tasks and improve visibility with advanced data analytics. Our mobile app allows staff banks to better engage with locums, and for clinicians to browse/book shifts on-demand. Patchwork deploys a mature implementation strategy with our partner organisations and we provide continuous after-care support to ensure maximum benefit realization. We have demonstrated over 50% increase in the size of NHS staff banks, significant improvement in bank fill rates from 35% to over 90%, and generated cost benefit of up to £750,000 per year. www.patchwork.health

Academi Wales was established in June 2013 as the Welsh public service's centre for leadership excellence. Academi Wales provides access to cutting edge development opportunities for all public service leaders and managers, building capability, capacity and collaboration to deliver the best public services for Wales. www.academiwales.org.uk

Guardian Jobs  In Guardian Jobs we work with some of the biggest names in healthcare. From world leading healthcare organisations, NHS trusts, to local practices, we understand the needs of the health sector. We know how to find the best candidates for your organisation, from nurses and academic posts to chief executives alongside strategies around branding and attraction. There were over 28 million visits to Guardian Jobs in the last year. One million job seekers are active on our platform every month. Almost half a million aspiring candidates receive our fortnightly emails. There is no better place to tell your story, and speak to the audience that matters to you.

Speak to us to speak to them. Call 0203 353 2085 or email steven.norris@theguardian.com http://jobs.theguardian.com/

Liaison saves the NHS real money in the key area of temporary workforce management and we are helping around 25% of trusts and health boards improve control, bring costs down, and improve self-sufficiency. Our goal is to shift the power and control of temporary staffing back to the NHS. Our TempRE Bank service provides all of the support you need to optimise the use of a medical staff bank and reduce the reliance on agencies. Our hands-on help plus expert advice and guidance helps you to make the most of your staff bank and fill shifts in the most cost effective way. Whether you don’t yet have a medical bank or want to make an existing bank more effective, we can help. To find out more visit: Liaisonfs.com  or email: info@liaisonfs.com

HealthSectorJobs is a recruitment marketing company working directly with leading healthcare employers to reduce their dependency on temporary agency staff through the direct recruitment of healthcare professionals. We are a single source for employers looking to develop and implement direct hiring strategies. We simplify the digital advertising landscape for our customers, while still embracing traditional methods of recruitment advertising. Our products and services include recruitment events, online recruitment & microsites and digital marketing. To learn more about our products and services visit www.healthsectorjobs.com

Vivup is a wellness programme and is the first cost-free platform that provides a complete set of employee benefits and health and wellbeing initiatives. Our ambition is to make it easy for employers to take a different approach to employee benefits with a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy that’s provided free of charge. Taking good care of your workforce isn’t just about offering individual benefits anymore, it’s about taking a completely different view and trying to understand and meet their complex needs. Vivup provides employers with a support network to help staff become more grounded and less stressed individuals, at work and at home. Achieving this balance will increase productivity and create a more positive atmosphere at work that people aspire to be part of. 
Neyber are the leading financial wellbeing provider to the NHS. Our mission is to give hard-working people access to practical online tools, education and fairer finance, when they want to borrow and save money. 

We partner with organisations to offer staff access to affordable borrowing with repayments taken directly from salaries – all at no cost, or risk to their employer. Staff also access online content in the form of videos, podcasts and blogs to help improve their financial resilience. Research led, Neyber believe financial wellbeing is a vital component of any wellbeing strategy to drive staff engagement, increase productivity and reduce stress.

Mills and Reeve is a top tier law firm and a health sector specialist. We operate from six offices across England, with 11 specialist health partners and over 100 dedicated lawyers providing a full range of legal services to commissioners, providers and others.

NHS Improvement www.improvement.nhs.uk

University of Bradford   is a centre of excellence for teaching and research, harnessing technology for the good of society through our academic themes of advanced healthcare, innovative engineering, and sustainable societies. Our students learn from academic experts who are shaping the future of their sectors, in world class facilities. Strong links with industry leaders ensure all students gain real world practical
experience. This outstanding provision means our graduates are global in their perspective, capable in their abilities and highly employable. 


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