Staff Partnership Group

Last updated: 24 August 2021

Purpose

The Staff Partnership Group (SPG) will:

  • Act as a forum for communication between WECCG staff and the Executive team
  • Act as a working group which reflects and represents all staff across the CCG
  • Contribute to the HR and organisational development strategy of the CCG
  • Help with the development of HR and OD policies for the CCG
  • Work collaboratively to address issues / areas for improvement identified via the annual staff survey
  • Consider, develop and implement innovative ideas from staff, local or national drivers
  • Share ideas and suggestions to improve employee engagement and staff morale, then provide support to develop and implement initiatives
  • Develop ways in which to gather staff feedback and share what is working well / not so well / raise concerns / that can impact on staff morale based on findings and conversations
  • Celebrate our success and achievements
  • Work together to help improve the health and wellbeing of all staff at the CCG
  • Promote the SPG to all staff within the CCG via internal communications channels on a regular basis
  • Promote a culture that improves the CCG as a place to work, along with the individual experiences of all staff

To implement initiatives / changes to improve the following:

  • working environment
  • internal communications
  • health and wellbeing
  • flexible working.

Members

  Name Job title
1 Agnes Annan HR Business Partner
2 Anita Root Designate Nurse Safeguarding Children and LAC
3 Beverly Hayward Primary Care Manager
4 David Wallace Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality
5 Dawn Slater Children, Young People and Maternity Administrator
6 Hayley Mounsey Assistant Director of Quality and Nursing
7 Ian Tompkins Director of Corporate Services
8 Jacquie Clements Executive Assistant to Director of ICP Development
9 Judy Hiscott Transformation Administrator
10 Lucy O’Shea Individual Funding Request Administrator
11 Naomi Brooks Executive Assistant to Christine Moss
12 Naomi Hunt Medicines Team Administrator
13 Sarah Gascoigne Executive Assistant to the Director of Transformation
14 Steff Monk Senior Communications Officer
15 Sue Massey Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Professional
16 Vanessa Moon Head of Communications and Engagement

If you would like to become a member, contact Steff Monk, Senior Communications Officer on 07580 904773.

Achievements

We formed the SPG in March 2019. Since then, here are some examples of what the group has achieved and will continue to build on:

  • Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) – recruited and trained six staff as MHFAs. They are on hand to provide support if you need a friendly ear. They can signpost you to appropriate help if required (Jan 2021)
  • Mid-week mindfulness – introduced fortnightly sessions on a Wednesday lunchtime for all staff. A chance for you to take some time out if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to clear your mind of clutter (Dec 2020)
  • Time to Change pledgeadopted a pledge, which is about changing attitudes, breaking stigma and raising awareness of mental health in the workplace. This is underpinned by an action plan (Oct 2020)
  • Freedom to Speak Up Champions (FTSU) – introduced a FTSU champion, David Wallace (Apr 2019). Recruited two more FTSU champions, who are awaiting training (Oct 2020)
  • Quiz nights – held a face-to-face quiz night (fish and chip supper) in February 2020. This event raised money to buy outdoor furniture for Spencer Close. Held three virtual family quiz nights (Jun, Oct and Dec 2020)
  • Staff survey action plan – implemented a staff survey results action plan. It focuses on the areas of improvement identified by you (Jun 2020)
  • Health and wellbeing support – launched a Health and wellbeing support page on AskHUE. Here you can find useful information and resources on available support services (May 2020)
  • 12 months of healthiness campaign – launched a new health and wellbeing campaign for staff. It focuses on the benefits of staying healthy physically and mentally and the positive impact it can have in the workplace (Apr 2019 – Mar 2020)
  • Food bank collection – collected items (food and non-food) to support our local food banks (and in turn families) across west Essex in the run up to Christmas (Dec 2019)
  • Menopause guidance – produced The menopause at work: guidance for managers and employees (Sep 2019)
  • Activity (exercise) session – held an exercise class for you to attend during your lunch break. This was part of the ‘Active August’ 12 months of healthiness campaign (Aug 2019)
  • Lunch club – launched a lunch club in the Oak Room. A designated communal space for you to use every day to eat your lunch, chat with colleagues, read a book etc (Jul 2019)
  • Sanitary bins – put sanitary bins in all relevant toilets in all buildings
  • Coat hooks – put coat hooks on toilet doors/walls

Meetings

Meetings are held on a monthly basis, currently on MS Teams.

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 – 10am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 – 10.30am to 12noon
  • Thursday 18 November 2021 – 10am to 11.30am
  • Monday 13 December 2021 – 2pm to 3.30pm

Documents

Terms of Reference

Get in touch

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