Members Newsletter October 2019

#NAHS19 Edition

Welcome to the October Newsletter.  In this edition we have:

  • An update on #NAHS19 AGM, Annual Conference and Awards, including details of our exhibitors, sponsors and speakers and links to discounted hotels in the local area.
  • An introduction to the Security Commonwealth.

Conference Update

As you will have seen from the recent mail shots and newsletters, the title and theme of our Annual Conference, #NAHS19 is Professionalising Healthcare Security.   Members wishing to attend should book tickets in advance as we were oversubscribed last year and had to turn people away.  This year, we may be able to offer on the door tickets at £50 per person, however, if we are oversubscribed, this may not be possible, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The outline programme and details of all sponsors and activities will be published in advance but as indicated in our last Members newsletter, we have a full and varied programme of speakers along with a wide range of exhibitors and sponsors which can be downloaded here.
For those of you needing accommodation, we have secured some exclusive deals with a number of local hotels, details of all those offering discounts can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you all in Birmingham on the 14th November.

An Introduction to the Security Commonwealth

The Security Commonwealth (SyCom) is slightly unusual in that it is not founded on conventional business partnering arrangements. However, the relationships it has built reflect true partnerships across a wide range of security organisations which work together to promote and lead the security industry for the common good and in order to enhance UK security. SyCom is a unique umbrella body made up of some 40 member organisations which include regulators, professional membership bodies, trade associations and sector specific groups.
All SyCom members are equal and on joining commit to working openly and collaboratively to provide a thriving organisation to create lasting networks and alliances and to promote and lead the security industry with a single voice. Its key aims are to improve ‘Communication, Collaboration and Influence’ within and between private and public security sectors. The aim is that all members are champions in support of UK security, promotion of best practice, based on shared learning and professional competency.
SyCom member organisations represent a diverse community with tens of thousands of individual members. Each organisation nominates a representative to sit on the SyCom Committee which is the main forum for the partnerships to come to life and for value to be added across SyCom and externally. The committee elect a Board which devises the overarching strategy, policy and objectives for SyCom which are then adopted by its members.
SyCom has been given access to the new Draft Government Security Profession Career Framework document and invited to comment on it and consider its applicability within the wider security industry.
SyCom has formed a channel for securing wider industry engagement on specific projects for the Home Office and CPNI. Work is currently underway to support CT Policing in increasing their reach for new ACT initiatives.
Thought leadership and debate have been provided through Keynote presentations and panel discussion at IFSEC for the last two years.  In 2018 SyCom initiated and promoted security sector financial support for the Government’s CSSC initiative.

NAHS are extremely pleased to have Guy Mathias, Chair of the Security Commonwealth speak at #NAHS19, our annual Conference.

In our next edition we will feature:

  • report on Conference and details of our Awards winners.
  • An update on our registration as a Charity.
  • The launch of the Corporate Partner membership package.
  • Changes to the NAHS structure and Executive Director responsibilities.
  • Launch of the National Job Board and process for advertising vacancies on the NAHS website.
  • NAHS Membership cards.
  • Details of an agreement with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command for Information and Intelligence Sharing.

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