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University Hospitals of North Midlands Announce New Chief People Officer

University Hospitals of North Midlands has announced the appointment of Jane Haire as its Chief People Officer, replacing Ro Vaughan who retires at the end of 2022.

Jane has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS, starting out in administration and as a people professional since 1998. She has worked in both Staffordshire and Cheshire health and social care systems including Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Cheshire HR Services, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust and most recently as Deputy Chief People Officer at UHNM.

She has worked in the Staffordshire health system for 10 years and held Associate and Deputy Director roles both in the Cheshire and in Staffordshire since 2004. As UHNM Deputy Chief People Officer she had lead on strategic and operational HR, transforming people practices, workforce development, workforce planning and playing a lead role in the workforce response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jane, who has an MSc from Manchester Business School in Leadership has also worked with the Chief People Officers and people professionals from across the health and social care system in shaping policy, collaborating and pooling of expertise and knowledge in pursuit of excellent people practices that underpin everything we do for our patients and service users. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and passionate about the development of our people both within the people profession and within the NHS roles more broadly.

Tracy Bullock, UHNM Chief Executive said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Haire as our Chief People Officer. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience from the Staffordshire health system and we look forward to her joining us as an executive director.”

Mrs Haire said: “I am really thrilled and delighted to be taking on the role of Chief People Officer at UHNM taking forward our three year People Strategy and helping make our organisation a great place to work, as well as the opportunity to continue to work alongside our excellent colleagues and team members here at UHNM and in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.  We have an exciting and challenging road ahead on our culture improvement programme, creating a sense of belonging for everyone to develop their careers, looking after our people, growing our workforce of the future and developing new and innovation people practices, all of which are key to the outstanding care for our patients.”