Leeds Chief Executive to lead development of NHS workforce implementation plan

Julian Hartley who is currently Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been asked to lead the new workforce implementation plan for the NHS.

The programme will bring together professional representatives and other bodies to build an implementation plan to deliver the vision set out in the Long Term Plan. 

To do this, leaders will take an inclusive approach and establish a national workforce group, which will include senior representatives from Health Education England, NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Colleges and other bodies, so that the plan addresses frontline workforce priorities across the system.

Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement “The way we recruit, develop, support and lead our people across the NHS is one of the most crucial elements of our Long Term Plan. I am keen to ensure that we develop the workforce implementation plan as inclusively and openly as possible and I am thrilled that Julian, with his vast experience of leading and working in the NHS and of complex change management, will be working with me on it.”

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and National Executive Lead for the NHS’s workforce implementation plan “I am delighted to have been asked to lead this work. The delivery of the 21st century model of care described in the NHS Long Term Plan requires us to have a highly positive, engaged, improvement-focused workforce in a culture where everyone can develop and thrive. Only with great leadership and staff across the NHS can we deliver our ambitions for patients and I look forward to playing my part.”