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Arden, Hereford and Worcester LETC

Arden, Hereford and Worcester LETC Information and resources.


LETC Chair - Andy Hardy

Andy is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), one of the largest tertiary acute Trusts in the country, with an annual turnover of approximately £520m.

Andy was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2010. For the six years prior to that he was Chief Finance Officer of UHCW, as well as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2008 – 2010.

In addition, he is currently President of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Chair of Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Local Education and Training Council (Member of West Midlands Local Education and Training Board), Chair of the south spoke of West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) and Director of CSWP Ltd, a careers advisory service. Andy is also a member of the Department of Health External Advisory Group for Payment by Results.


LETC Lead – Jane Emson

Jane Emson is the Senior LETC Lead for Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire LETC. Working in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including service providers, education providers and commissioners Jane supports the LETC in the local delivery of workforce planning and development .

Jane is also the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning for our West Midlands team. Understanding the future workforce  requirements for the healthcare workforce enables informed decisions to be taken on education commissioning and staff development to ensure a future supply of the workforce to meet service needs.

Prior to working in the NHS Jane worked in social care as a social worker  and in education and training.

Jane has experience of working across health and social care and the voluntary and independent sector.



Workforce Development Specialist – Catherine Sills

Catherine Sills is the Workforce Development Specialist for Arden Herefordshire & Worcestershire LETC.  Catherine supports the LETC and its subgroups to deliver a programme of workforce development on behalf of the LETC.

Catherine joined the NHS in January 2014.  Her previous roles included working at and with a university, a local authority, the public private and voluntary sectors to deliver numerous training and education programmes aimed at developing both the current and future workforce.

This Page was last updated on: 5 November 2015

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