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. 


Chair of the Policy Board
Vice Chair of the Policy Board
Vice Chair of the Policy Board

Andrew - Cash
Sir Andrew Cash

Chief Executive, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

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

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

Marie Gabriel
Trust Chair, East London NHS Foundation Trust

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

Position currently vacant


Kerry gulliver
Kerry Gulliver 

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, East Midlands 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

Sue Hill 
Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

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Susan Aitkenhead
Director of Nursing - Professional Development, NHS England

Academy of Medical Royal

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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 NHS Providers representative  Speciality and associate specialist (SAS) doctors

Sheena Cumiskey

Sheena Cumiskey
Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison
Chief Executive, Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation 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    
Siobhan Melia

Siobhan Melia
Chief Executive, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust



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