Branch Information

The London branch of the HPMA runs the London Healthcare People Management Academy as a ‘go to’ place for the development of HR/OD/workforce practitioners in the NHS in London and surrounding areas. We run a comprehensive programme of 100 development events each year for 50 NHS organisations, including a proactive approach to talent management for workforce professionals with talent pools and development programmes.


* *To support workforce professionals through the current challenges and priorities of Covid19, the Academy team have taken our programme online with a series of short sessions focused around Covid priorities.

To see a copy of events that are currently booking, go to our Eventbrite page

Our objectives are:

  • To provide the best possible development opportunities to enhance the competence and capabilities of workforce colleagues across member organisations
  • Stay abreast of current thinking in people management to ensure development delivered is continually stretching our members.
  • Provide networking opportunities across member organisations to enable the sharing of best practice in people management; increase collaboration across organisations; consolidate knowledge and accelerate learning
  • Maintain current membership and attract new members in a sustainable way
  • Work closely with our partners including member organisations, development providers, sponsors, CIPD, HFMA, local authority, the Leadership Academy, HEE etc
  • To utilise our resources in the most cost effective way, continuing to deliver low cost high quality development and attract additional central funding where possible.

Branch Team

HPMA London Academy Team

Rachael Tyler

Development Director

Diana Cliff

Programme Development Manager

Lorna Reeves

Event Co-ordinator

HPMA London Academy Board

Craig de Sousa

Vice President

Rachel Patterson

Deputy Vice President

David Grantham


If you couldn't make the wellbeing session today - don't panic!

You can watch the whole thing here📺:

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Incredible insight from @DrRachelMorris in today's wellbeing session.

Rachel shared her COVID team wellbeing toolkit that you can access here:

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Pledges to develop more #inclusiveHR, support BAME workforce colleagues & challenge #unconsciousbias coming in fast following our research @Lizgambrell1 @NHSE_Danny @NHSEmployers @chezzy319 @nickyinghamICTP @NHS_Dean @Tanyamcarter @liznyawade1 @belhadidy

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