New leadership team to head-up a health trust’s people directorate

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed two new members who will lead its People directorate.

Susy Cook stood in a day case unit corridorDr Susy Cook and Graeme Raffell have started their roles as the new interim chief people officer and interim deputy chief people officer

Dr Cook, who as interim chief people officer will lead on issues such as staff health and wellbeing, wrote to the workforce this week, saying: “Our roles are to take a lead in ensuring we are supporting you to allow you to provide outstanding care to our population.

“We want to help you all work in a culture where we are encouraged to learn, to act with compassion, to treat people fairly and ensure these practices and behaviours are followed and understood at all levels in the organisation no matter what role you have.

“The People service is driven by transformational and innovative change, with a focus on a more holistic people centric approach. This is all aimed at ensuring you – our people – have the best possible experience at work. This is supported through our people plan and people promise at national and local level.”

Over the next few weeks and months they will meet with staff and teams through events, forums and discussions.

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