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Staffordshire and Shropshire LETC

Staffordshire and Shropshire LETC Information and Resources.

Mrs Wendy Farrington Chadd - Chair
Wendy Farrington Chadd has been the Chief Executive of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since March 2007.

Wendy has over 23 years’ Board level experience in the NHS mainly in the West Midlands, the NHS in Wales, and the North West. Wendy joined the NHS in 1987 through the National Management Graduate Scheme.

An accountant by profession she has worked as a Finance Director in Acute, Community and commissioning roles and has been a Chief Executive for the last 8 years.

She is Chief Executive Officer of the national Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance and is a member of the West Midlands Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA). Wendy is also an executive coach and has previously chaired the West Midlands NHS Provider CEO meeting and was regional Chair of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).



Staffordshire and Shropshire LETC Lead - Dr Teresa Hewitt-Moran

Teresa has 11 years’ experience of working at a regional level in the West Midlands, leading programmes of work in workforce development and service improvement, previous to which she had 15 years clinical experience managing services in mental health. For the last 2 years she has played a key role in the development of the emerging LETC architecture and currently leads the Mental Health Institute and the Shropshire & Staffordshire LETCs.

Working in partnership with the chair, portfolio leads and council members, Teresa’s role is toenable provider trusts to create an ambitious vision for change and innovation, and develop strategies to deliver a future fit workforce.

West Midlands has the only mental health pathway specific LETC across the Heath Education England system. This affords the opportunity to demonstrate that we can lead the way in workforce innovation, stretch scope and scale of our ambitions at both a national and international level in leading mental health workforce innovation.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, Teresa also leads the Widening Participation and Dementia priority work streams within the West Midlands.

Staffordshire and Shropshire Workforce Development Specialist - Heather Pitchford

Heather is an experienced NHS manager with a background in clinical practice as an Audiologist.  She has held both local and national positions and before joining our West Midlands team worked as a business development manager in the private sector.

Heather has a special interest in end of life care having previously managed a comprehensive programme of education and training for professionals working in this field. Heather is passionate about developing staff through education and training to provide patient centred services that we would want for ourselves and our families.

This Page was last updated on: 10 November 2015

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