The North West AHP Workforce Board acts as a strategic reference group that focuses on a range of issues to support the AHP workforce and workforce transformation. It provides Health Education England’s North West Team and other stakeholders with advice on workforce development and education commissioning in relation to AHPs.

The Workforce Board includes representatives from the North West AHP network, including members from NHS provider and commissioning organisations, higher education institutes (HEIs) and strategic leads from Health Education England’s North West Team.

See terms of reference for further information.

The current chair of the AHP Workforce Board is Kay Hack, Dean of School of Health Sciences, University of Salford.

Members of the North West AHP Workforce Board

Alison Taylor, Head of North West Placement Development Network

Alison Turner, Directorate Lead for AHPs, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Denise Prescott, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Educational Development and Support, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool

Diane Sibbald, Apprenticeship Strategic Lead and Practice Education Facilitator, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Elaine Quick, Imaging Strategy Lead, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Elizabeth Birchall, Allied Health Professions Directorate Manager and Associate Director of CSS Division, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ella Jennings, Physiotherapist, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Hazel Hendriksen, AHP Professional Lead, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Heidi Denham, Professional Lead for Orthoptics, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Clements, Radiotherapy Service Manager and Professional Lead for Therapeutic Radiography, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Heulwen Sheldrick, Clinical Lead for Specialist Services and Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Janette Grey, Director of Academic Development, College of Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire

Joanne Street, Deputy Divisional Director of Operations, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

John Gillespie, Head of Education and Training, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Kay Hack, Dean of School of Health Sciences, University of Salford

Mark Hellaby, North West Simulation Education Network Manager, Health Education England’s North West Team

Moira Dixon, Paediatric Therapy and Dietetic Service Manager, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professional Lead for Paediatric Dietetics, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Naomi McVey, North West AHP Workforce Lead, Health Education England’s North West Team

Norah Flood, Clinical Director, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sandra Wilks, Service and Capital Planning Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Sewell, Transformation Manager, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group