If our Partnership work is to succeed, it’s important to ensure that clinicians at all levels across our health and care organisations are fully engaged in what we are doing.

In order to build clinical engagement across the Partnership, and as part of the workplan for the Strategic Clinical Group, Julie Shepherd (NHCP Nurse Lead) and Ganesh Baliah (NHCP Allied Health Professional Lead) organised and hosted a ‘professional support’ workshop in December for non-medical clinicians currently working within Partnership workstreams.

A diverse staff group attended the workshop, including pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and nurses, representing a great cross-section of our clinical workforce.

The workshop, supported by EMLA Clinical Leadership funding, enabled colleagues to make suggestions and challenge in a constructive and engaging manner. Delegates were also encouraged make a commitment to engaging with the Partnership and to bring a colleague to a follow-up meeting in March 2019.

Any queries about these workshops should be directed to ganesh.baliah@nhs.net.