Connecting members and sharing best practice

“the willingness of other members to share knowledge, to discuss professional and technical issues, and to offer support is amazing”

– NCF Member, Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

The most valuable resource of the NCF is the knowledge, experience and information held by the combined NCF membership. Through the sharing and harnessing of these resources the NCF Forums are invaluable to individuals and organisations in the effective provision of quality care.

The NCF forums bring together over 500 senior managers and directors from across our member organisations to discuss social care policy, quality assurance systems, human resources management, staff training and development, finance, domiciliary care, marketing, property and purchasing, digital technology and governance.

They are a very effective means of communication, networking and policy development.

As a member of the NCF forums you can pose questions for real time responses to other forum members. Forum meetings and discussions are restricted to NCF members and invited guests only

 

Forum meetings
All NCF members are welcome to send a representative to these meetings. Please contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join. For more information on a particular group please see our Forums section.

We use Eventbrite booking system for all of our Forum meetings.

NCF Forum dates with locations for 2019

 

Contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join the forum today!

Finance Forum

The purpose of the Finance Forum is to share best practice and knowledge on financial systems and procedures. It will analyse and review topical finance and systems issues. It will also act as the specialist group to review relevant legislation on such matters as VAT and tax.

Colleagues with responsibility for property and IT have participated on specific occasions. This has contributed a different focus and has been welcomed.

For meetings and more resources see the green tabs on the left. NCF members are welcome to send representatives to join this group.

 

Contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join the Finance Forum today!

HR Forum

The Human Resources Forum brings together HR specialists within the membership and continues to focus on a range of workforce development issues. The Forum has already proved to be a valuable network for exchanging information and ideas between meetings.

For meetings and more resources see the green tabs on the left. NCF members are welcome to send representatives to join this group.

 

Contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join the HR Forum today!

Marketing Forum

The Marketing Forum was launched in 2011 in response to requests from NCF members. Its prime purpose is to bring together members who have responsibility for marketing and communication within their respective organisations.

The Marketing Forum supports NCF in sharing good practice across the wider membership’s key considerations in relation to this important topic.

For meetings and more resources see the green tabs on the left. NCF members are welcome to send representatives to join this group.

Contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join the Marketing Forum today!

Practice and Quality Forum

The Practice and Quality Forum supports Senior Managers and Directors who are responsible for ensuring the safe and effective care and support for people using care services.

It helps translate policy to practice and provides a Forum where members can share ideas. It is home to the NCF Quality First Framework, NCF Quality First and the benchmarking that takes place across the membership. NCF Quality First is seen as an integral part of the Members Boards Agenda.

Contact April Ross, Membership and Communications Officer to join the Practice and Quality Forum today!

At the NCF Annual Conference 2019 the National Care Forum announced the launch of our new Governance Forum, sponsored by Target Fund Managers and supported by Anthony Collins Solicitors.

Acknowledging the increasing importance of Governance responsibilities, this new Forum brings together Trustees and Non Executives across the NCF membership to provide a network for peer support and guidance.

The Forum seeks to add value to the support and information that trustees already receive as part of their role while reflecting that members’ trustees are operating in very differing environments, depending on the size, focus and cultures of their specific organisations.

If you would like to find out more about the NCF Governance Forum contact Helen Glasspool, NCF Events and Partnership Officer 02475 185523.