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Workforce Directors' sub group

The HR directors from our ten member trusts together form the Shelford Group Workforce Directors sub group which meets to benchmark, share learning and discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the NHS workforce, including volunteers.

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Current priorities for the Workforce Directors’ sub group include:

  • Pensions taxation and flexibilities – collective input and action
  • NHS Interim People Plan – shaping national policy and informing content
  • Increasing diversity and inclusion – creating a workforce which reflects the patients we serve
  • Workforce design, transformation and the implications of integrated care providers – our role as anchor organisations
  • As top teaching hospitals – education, training, research and innovation – now and in the future.
Julie Screaton

Julie Screaton

Chief People Officer - Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Chaired by Julie Screaton, Chief People Officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the group is at the forefront of NHS workforce reform and influencing national policy.

For further information on workforce and the Shelford Group please visit our workforce webpage.


  • Julie Screaton (Chair), Chief People Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peter Blythin (Vice-Chair), Executive Director of Workforce and Corporate Business, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Preston, Chief People Officer, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kevin Croft, Director of People and OD, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dee Fawcett, Director of HR, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Gwilliam, Director of HR and Staff Development, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cathi Shovlin, Director of Workforce, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liz O’Hara, Director of Workforce, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Terry Roberts, Chief People Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Wherrett, Director of Workforce, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust