Rachael Charlton is deputy chief executive and director of people and culture at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Rachael joined the NHS in 1987 and has worked in a variety of national, regional and local roles, including at the Department of Health and the former North West Strategic Health Authority, before joining East Cheshire NHS Trust as an executive director in 2011. Rachael was appointed deputy chief executive at the trust in December 2021.
She chairs the NHS Employers medical and dental workforce forum.
Rachael is passionate about enabling the NHS to be a brilliant place to work and develop careers, and is committed to creating an environment that enables colleagues to deliver the outstanding healthcare all patients deserve.