Karen Wadman

Karen Wadman

Case Advice Technical Lead

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Trusts and other organisations covered:

• Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
• Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
• Devon Partnership NHS Trust
• Independent sector (secondary care)
• Livewell Southwest
• Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
• Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
• Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
• Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
• Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
• UK Health Security Agency
• University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
• Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation 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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