Our policy board


The policy board sets the direction of travel for NHS Employers' policy work and how we deliver our programmes. Each member is a champion for a specific workforce area, or brings an expert perspective from their organisation, colleagues and networks. 

The board considers NHS Employers' submissions to the Pay Review Bodies and our formal responses to consultations. In addition, members consider the workforce and employment implications of existing and emerging national policy and engages with NHS organisations to influence policy development and its implementation, where it impacts on the health workforce. 

The members support high-level discussions as appropriate with key stakeholders including ministers, DH officials and representatives from NHS organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, NHS TDA, Monitor and the CQC.

You can access key communications from the meetings at the side of this page. 

Chair of the Policy Board
Vice Chair of the Policy Board
Chief Executive member
Andrew - CashSir Andrew Cash
Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Debbie - HerringDebbie Herring
Director of Strategy and Organisational Development, Liverpool Heart and Chest
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Julian Hartley
Julian Hartley

Chief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Mental Health Network, HR Director
Mental Health Network, Nurse 
Community Services Forum, HR Director
Tracy HillTracy Hill
Director of Strategy and organisational 
Effectiveness, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dee RoachDee Roach
Director of Nursing, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
PaulPaul Cracknell
HR Director, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH), Nurse Director
Community Services Forum, Non-Executive Hospitals Forum, HR Director
Mandy BaileyMandy Bailey
Chief Nurse, University Hospital 
of South Manchester
Prem SinghPrem Singh
Chair, Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust
Kath - GriffinKath Griffin
Director of Human Resources, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Hospitals Forum, Medical Director
NHS Clinical Commissioners, Chief Officer
NHS Clinical Commissioners, Clinical Lead
Stephen Powis
Medical Director, Royal Free
London, NHS Foundation Trust
Simon - WhitehouseSimon Whitehouse
Chief Executive, NHS South Cheshire
CCG and NHS Vale Royal CCG
Position currently vacant 
NHS Partners HR Director
Ambulance sector HR Director
Healthcare Financial Management Association, Finance Director
Robin-CopelandRobin Copeland 
National Director of People, Performance and Quality, BMI Healthcare
 Kim Nurse 
Kim Nurse
Director of Workforce and Organisational Development,
West Midlands Ambulance Service
Steve Warburton

Director of Finance and Business
Services, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NHS England AHP NHS England, Scientific Officer
NHS England, Nurse Director
Suzanne RastrickSuzanne Rastrick
Chief Allied Health Professions 
Officer, NHS England
Prof Sue Hill OBE

Sue Hill 

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
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Jan Fowler 
Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS England, South Central
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
New ways of working
Consultant contract
AlastairAlastair Henderson
Chief Officer, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
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Susan Acott 
Chief Executive, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 
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Nick Hulme
Chief Executive, the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Staff experience TBC Speciality and associate specialist (SAS) doctors
Sheena CumiskeySheena Cumiskey
Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP)
Matthew HopkinsMatthew Hopkins
Chief Executive, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Pete Miller
Dr Peter Miller         

Chief Executive, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Culture change Social Partnership Agenda for Change
Colm DonaghyColm Donaghy
Chief Executive, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Matthew WinnMatthew Winn
Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services
Clare Panniker
Clare Panniker
Chief Executive, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant contract Tackling bullying and harassment Women in leadership
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Ros Tolcher

Chief Executive, Harrogate and District NHS
Fionna MooreFionna Moore MBE
Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust 
Tracy Taylor
Tracy Taylor

Chief Executive, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

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