The high profile drive to increase the safety of patients while in NHS care has led to a boost in staff recruitment, but how can boards know if they’ve got it right? This was the question asked at the latest HSJ roundtable. Alison Moore sat in

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Roundtable participants:

  • Simon Courage product director for healthcare staffing, Allocate Software
  • Sue Covill director of employment services, NHS Employers
  • Mike Farrar former chief executive, NHS Confederation (chair)
  • Katherine Fenton chief nurse, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • David Grantham director of workforce and organisational development, Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Kevin McGee chief executive, George Eliot Hospital Trust
  • Patricia Miller director of operations, Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Mark Newbold chief executive, Heart of England Foundation Trust
  • Paul Scandrett director of healthcare, Allocate Software
  • Adam Sewell-Jones deputy chief executive, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Sue Smith executive chief nurse, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust
  • Jonathan Spencer deputy chair, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust