Director of Workforce
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Alan Duffell joined Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust as Director of Workforce in April 2017, bringing with him 16 years of NHS leadership experience, with a key focus on workforce management and organisational development.
Prior to joining Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Alan was Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust for five years.
Before joining the NHS, Alan was in the Royal Air Force for 22 years, focusing on avionics engineering before moving into various learning and development posts.
In addition to his corporate role, Darren is also a part-time consultant in emergency care.
Darren has previously worked within the commissioning sector, serving as a secondary care specialist board member at Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group between 2012 and 2014.
He has also served on the education and examinations committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, advised on leadership development across the NHS, and published a range of academic papers based on international research undertaken in the UK, USA and Australia. He holds a Masters in Healthcare Business Administration (MBA) from Keele Business School and a PhD awarded by the Education and Research Institute of Manchester Metropolitan University, the first of its kind in academic health research.
Liz previously served as the trust’s Deputy Director of Nursing from 2014. Before this, she worked as general manager in the emergency department and was nursing services manager for cancer and palliative care. She has a particular interest in nursing productivity and has led the development of the enhanced nursing care team at East and North Hertfordshire, providing a flexible solution to increasing demand.
Rupert is the Clinical Workforce Systems Lead for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Having recently been awarded a distinction for a Masters in leadership and management in public services, he is responsible for the management of the trusts electronic rostering systems and processes.
Over the last four years, he has led on the effective use of systems to meet complex operational challenges, including productivity measurement and improvement, evidence-led decision making, targeted KPI management and using effective rostering to drive bottom-line improvements.
In addition to leading improvement in established best practice, Rupert is a pioneer in the use of technology to drive cultural change and engagement. Creating space for technology to empower flexibility and ownership in the workplace.