North West

HPMA North West now have a branch committee of 10 members. They are working closely with NHS employers, and partnerships have been established with CIPD & PPMA. 

HPMA North West are excited to offer a series of workshops available to all our members over the course of the year in partnership with some excellent organisations! Take a look at the 2019 events schedule here


Thank you to everyone who has entered the awards this year - congratulations to all our amazing finalists.Take a look at the shortlist here.

This year the awards celebration will be held on the evening of 28 November at the Holiday Inn, Manchester following the HPMA NW Roadshow: 

HPMA North West Roadshow: Be the best version of you (Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3AE) - this event is free to HPMA members

Speakers at this event, which is free to members, include:

  • HPMA President Dean Royles
  • Martin Johnson, author and Chief Executive, Trans2 Performance
  • Nicky Ingham, HPMA Executive Director
  • Nisha Katona MBE, Founder & Chief Executive of Mowgli Street Food
  • Shakil Butt, HR Hero, HR and Leadership Consultant
  • Liesje H Turner, Assistant Director – Strategic Recruitment, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Janet Wilkinson, Director of Workforce, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership and HPMA Deputy President
  • Dhiren Master, Global Insight Director, Salary Finance
  • Dr Anas Nader, Chief Executive & Founder, Patchwork

You can see the full programme here.

You can book your free roadshow ticket HERE and buy your dinner ticket HERE. For more information contact



Follow us on Twitter @HPMANorthWest for more updates as events go live.

Don't forget to register for our Mock Tribunal Event on 15th November in partnership with Hempsons! Tickets and information can be found here.

Look out for more updates on Twitter and here, or email carol.o' to be added to our mailing list.

2018 HPMA North West award winners were announced on 22 November at the HPMA North West Awards Celebration and Masterclass at the Holiday Inn Runcorn. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists. You can download the 2018 Winners' Guide here



Patchwork 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.

Hempsons – leading health and social care lawyers.
Hempsons employment team understands the workforce challenges within the NHS and are experts on national terms and conditions, disciplinary and capability issues (including MHPS for doctors), TUPE transfers and the full range of NHS HR issues. We provide robust, actionable and knowledgeable advice quickly across the full range of services in this area.

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: 

Flexible working for the NHS, By the NHS NHS Professionals (NHSP) is the market leader in managed flexible worker services. Working in partnership with over 55 NHS Trusts, we have proven expertise in building staff banks. Our aim is to help Trusts deliver ever more challenging service improvement plans by deploying a cost-effective, reliable and safe flexible workforce that saves money for our clients whilst improving their bank productivity and performance. We boast the largest database of more than 120,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administrative and allied healthcare professionals registered on our bank. We are extremely proud of our bank members, all of whom provide essential shift cover for our NHS clients to help them deliver safe, efficient and effective health services. As part of the NHS family, we are wholly owned by the Department of Health, which means any profits are reinvested back into the NHS. 

NHS Employers actively seeks the views of workforce leaders on key issues in order to support them to develop a sustainable workforce, improve staff experience and provide high quality care to patients. We influence workforce policy at regional, national and European levels and turn policies into practical workable solutions. Find out more about how we support the NHS workforce.

The Finegreen Group is a values driven and award winning recruitment & development consultancy - delivering innovative recruitment & development solutions to a wide variety of Public and Private Healthcare sector clients. Predominantly focused on senior management, executive and board level appointments, Finegreen’s consultants operate across specialist many professional fields including corporate and clinical specialisms.  The Development & Consultancy division was launched in 2016 to demonstrate their commitment to raising leadership and governance standards throughout the healthcare sector. Established in 2005, Finegreen has regularly featured in Recruiter’s Top 100 Recruitment providers, alongside being acclaimed as top small to medium sized business at the Best Business Awards, and Recruiter of the Year at both the HealthInvestor Awards and the Recruitment Business Awards.

Award-winning law firm Hill Dickinson has a dedicated NHS employment team providing advice and strategic guidance on the full range of employment law matters, from HR issues, organisational change and transfers, to employment litigation. A long-standing provider of legal services to the health sector, Hill Dickinson acts for more than 100 healthcare bodies and providers. With a deep understanding of the challenges facing organisations today, our advice is pragmatic, timely and focused on meeting our clients’ objectives.




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