Kay Myatt

Head of Learning and Organisational Development

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Kay makes an outstanding contribution: her impact is always positive with long term, significant benefits for many people and the organisation. Her powers of persuasion are second to none, convincing the Director of WOD to give her the go ahead to develop the Apprentice Academy.

She leads passionately from the front, introducing innovative practices to enable and support her team and colleagues to be the best version of themselves. Kay has a talent for thinking the ‘big picture’ and joining things up. She will often be the person in a meeting who is able to see strategic links between internal and external strategies and actions and is able to influence the WOD agenda using this knowledge.  Kay makes things happen by turning a strategy and vision into action. She is a star and a role model in our profession.

Catherine Wills

Assistant Director of Workforce

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Catherine Wills is a true rising star who has demonstrated an exceptional and system-wide understanding of workforce planning in the health and care sector. Her innovative and strategic work has made tangible and impactful contributions towards the healthcare community of Northamptonshire and beyond. As Primary Care Workforce Programme Manager, she achieved many innovative solutions through her ability to think strategically. She devised a programme to attract medical students and increase numbers of GP Trainees.  She introduced Nurse Specialty Training Posts in General Practice which has been scaled-up nationally; and she implemented a Protected Learning Time programme for Northamptonshire practice nurses, improving engagement and retention. Catherine has raised the profile of primary care workforce and has now taken on the role of Assistant Director of Workforce for the STP whilst still retaining her primary care work.

Saira Hussain

Assistant Director HR Resourcing & Operations

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Saira has made a huge impact in her first year, transforming the temporary staff and recruitment teams to improve services and make significant savings. She has a desire for excellence and willingness to take on additional responsibilities. She is well respected member of the senior HR team, contributing to the wider HR agenda and strategy development.  In temporary staffing, she has demonstrated true leadership through motivating the team and improving processes to increase bank rates and reduce reliance on agency staff. Saira’s passion for continuous improvement has delivered over £750k worth of savings through the implementation of the Direct Engagement Model. For recruitment, she has delivered improvements through motivating the team, encouraging them to take responsibility for service improvements. She is a great leader and has inspired the team; she works well with internal and external stakeholders and always rises to a challenge.

Joanne Adair

HR Project Manager

Western Health and Social Care Trust

 Joanne works as HR Project Manager on a challenging workforce efficiencies programme. She works in partnership with staff, offering new approaches to deeply embedded workforce issues. Joanne oozes energy and positivity, actively embraceing learning and consistently goes beyond the call of duty. Joanne’s plays a key role in the Trust’s financial recovery programme including reducing costs of agency staff and on-call management systems. Joanne has led on the development of a suite of data on agency usage to help managers focus on hotspots. Her review of management on-call rotas has helped managers decide whether to stand down their rota or introduce more efficient working patterns, resulting in significant savings and changes to benefit staff and patients. Her work shows her strength in analysing information and ability to identify potential solutions. She has a particular strength in workforce analytics which, coupled with her ability to connect with people, brings a unique leadership quality.

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