North East & Cumbria

The North East & Cumbria branch of the HPMA has been established with Morven Smith leading the branch as Vice President, Alan Sheppard and Rachel Metcalf as Deputy Vice Presidents. A range of staff from organisations across the region are committee members - details are available from the branch secretaries on request via or


Booking now open:

HPMA North East Roadshow event 'Workforce of the future' at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham on Wednesday 2 October 2019  - click here to register for a free place at the event and hear from  a range of inspiring speakers including:

  • HPMA President, Dean Royles
  • HPMA Executive Director Nicky Ingham
  • Dr Patricia Oakley, ​strategic ​service and ​workforce ​policy analyst and development specialist, Director, Practices Made Perfect and HPMA Trustee

Take a look at the full programme here.


The North East HPMA branch is offering members the opportunity to attend our first event, ‘Investigations & Hearings, A Practical Guide’ This event is free of charge and will be held on Thursday 4th July 2019. We are able to deliver this opportunity in conjunction with Andrew Davidson (Head of Employment – North Hempsons) who will host the event at their Forth Banks office in Newcastle. This in an interactive one day session, during which Andrew Davidson will provide delegates with a practical and in-depth guide to conducting HR investigations and hearings.

Who should attend? This session will be aimed at HR professionals and line managers within Workforce and OD departments with all levels of experience.

Action required: As this is the first event to be offered by the North East HPMA branch we would appreciate your assistance to guarantee maximum attendance. We would be looking for each Trust to provide a minimum of three delegates to maximise attendance. On Wednesday 15th May you will receive an e-mail from Andrew Davidson at Hempsons. This e-mail will provide details of the event programme and instructions on how to secure your places. To ensure all members have an opportunity to be represented please share this with your teams who will be able to respond directly to Hempsons. Hempsons will manage the event bookings. For any other assistance you are able to contact Carrie Sherwen, Professional Development Lead directly on 07826877477 or


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