Our policy board

The policy board advises on NHS Employers' strategic priorities; provides guidance on how we deliver our programmes and informs our evidence to the pay review bodies and consultation responses. 

Members engage with key stakeholders, such as senior representatives from the Department of Health and Social Care and the arm's length bodies, on the implications for the workforce of existing and emerging national policy. Members also champion specific workforce areas, bringing an expert perspective from their organisation and networks. 

Find out more about the work of the board in the summary notes of the meeting below.


Chair of the Policy Board
Vice Chair of the Policy Board
Vice Chair of the Policy Board
Andrew - Cash

Sir Andrew Cash

Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Debbie - Herring

Debbie Herring

Director of Workforce, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Ros Tolcher
Chief Executive, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Trust, HR Director
Mental Health Trust, Nurse 
Community Trust, HR Director
Tracy Hill

Tracy Hill
Director of Strategy and organisational 
Effectiveness, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dee Roach

Dee Roach

Director of Nursing, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Paul Cracknell

HR Director, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH), Nurse Director
Chair/Non-Executive Director Acute Trust, HR Director

Shelley Dolan

Shelley Dolan
Chief Nurse/Chief Operating Officer, King's College Hospital Foundation Trust

Position currently vacant

Kath - Griffin

Kath Griffin

Director of Human Resources, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Director
NHS Clinical Commissioners, Chief/Accountable Officer
NHS Clinical Commissioners, Clinical Lead
Position currently vacant
Maddy Ruff
Maddy Ruff
Accountable Officer, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
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Russell Hills
Clinical Chair, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Partners HR Director
Ambulance Trust HR Director
Healthcare Financial Management Association, Finance Director
Robin Copeland 
National Director of People, Performance and Quality, BMI Healthcare
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Michael Forrest
Director of Organisational Development, North West
Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Position currently vacant

NHS England AHP NHS England, Scientific Officer
NHS England, Nurse Director
Suzanne Rastrick

Suzanne Rastrick

Chief Allied Health Professions 
Officer, NHS England
Prof Sue Hill OBE

Sue Hill 

Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
susan aitkenhead 

Susan Aitkenhead

Director of Nursing - Professional Development, NHS England



Academy of Medical Royal

New ways of working
Consultant contract

r 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 Chief Executive member Speciality and associate specialist (SAS) doctors
Sheena Cumiskey

Sheena Cumiskey

Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins

Chief Executive, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Pete Miller

Dr Peter Miller         

Chief Executive, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Staff Retention/Women in leadership Social Partnership Agenda for Change

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Samantha Allen
Chief Executive, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Matthew Winn
Matthew Winn

Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Clare Panniker
Clare Panniker
Chief Executive, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chief Executive member Chief Executive member
Women in leadership

Siobhan Melia
Siobhan Melia

Chief Executive, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust




Steve Warburton







Steve Warburton

Chief Executive, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Tracy Taylor
Tracy Taylor
Chief Executive, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

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