Trust appoints Director of Workforce and Organisational Development


Posted on Monday 10 April 2017
Julie Screaton

Julie Screaton has been appointed the new Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that Julie Screaton has been appointed as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.

She will succeed Ann Macintyre, who is leaving her current role after 40 years of NHS service at a local, regional and national level.

Julie has wide ranging experience of leading workforce and organisational development teams in the NHS, having worked extensively at a regional, and also a Trust level, in roles spanning operational and strategic responsibilities.

In her current position, as Regional Director, London and the South East for Health Education England, Julie is responsible for £1.4 billion of investment in education, training and workforce development across London, Kent Surrey and Sussex. Her role includes providing support to eight Sustainability and Transformation Plans within this geographical area.

Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas', says: "Julie's considerable experience and skills will enable us to plan, recruit and retain the exceptional workforce we need to deliver high quality care to our patients in a rapidly changing environment.

"Our organisation plays an important role in the training and education of the healthcare professionals of the future, whilst remaining focused on supporting our current workforce, providing them with the development and skills they need to fulfil their potential and meet the needs of a large and busy Trust providing hospital and community services.

"In welcoming Julie, I also want to thank and pay tribute to Ann Macintyre. Ann has played a pivotal role in harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of our 15,000 staff through her strong focus on organisational culture and her passion for education and training. We are proud to be recognised as one of the best Trusts in the country for staff engagement and also grateful to Ann for her recent role leading the Programme Board for our new Cancer Centre at Guy's."

Julie says: "I am delighted to be joining Guy's and St Thomas' and very much looking forward to returning to the NHS frontline after working at a regional level for many years. Recruiting and retaining a sustainable workforce is one of the key challenges facing the NHS today, and will be fundamental to meet rising demand for ever more complex care.

"The workforce of the future will require many new skills, and will need to be resilient and ready to adopt new roles as we all embrace new technology and respond to the drive for greater collaboration across traditional professional and organisational boundaries. This is a genuinely exciting time to joining the Trust."

Julie will take up her appointment in June.

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