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Karen Wadman

Karen Wadman

Lead Adviser

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Trusts and other organisations covered:

BMI Healthcare
Carnival UK Cruises
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Holt Doctors Ltd
The Huntercombe Staff Hospital (Four Seasons Healthcare)
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Plymouth Community Healthcare NHS Trust
The Priory Group
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Spire Healthcare
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Karen has held human resources (HR) positions in the NHS for over 30 years, most recently as Head of HR at Dorset County Hospital and as a consultant with a special interest in medical management. She joined the Practitioner Performance Advice service (formerly NCAS) as an adviser in secondary care and is now Lead Adviser. She is responsible for the oversight and development of the service with a particular focus on new areas like mediation and team reviews. Karen is one of two advisers with a specific HR background and has been instrumental in contributing to the development of internal policies and systems within the Practitioner Performance Advise service.

Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with an MSc in Personnel Management and is an accredited NLP practitioner, mediator and coach.


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