Meet our new national director of people strategy

We've appointed Caroline Corrigan to help us continue our work in making sure the NHS is an organisation with the best people capabilities.

Caroline Corrigan will be responsible for setting our national strategy to help make sure providers have the support they need to continue to develop and nurture their people.

Caroline Corrigan's background

Caroline Corrigan joins NHS Improvement from NHS England where she has been the national leadership & workforce lead for the new care models team since November 2015. Her role has been to support and enable vanguards to design and develop a modern, flexible workforce that addresses local population needs.

Previously Caroline led Health Education East of England (HEE) which focuses on the development of people for health and healthcare. Prior to joining HEE Caroline spent six years at the Department of Health. Her roles there included People Transition Director for the NHS and Talent Management Lead.

Caroline has worked for over 15 years for NHS trusts as an HR Director and also with other national organisations, including the Modernisation Agency. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and has worked with the Complexity Group at the London School of Economics.

NHS staff continue to demonstrate how committed they are to providing patients with the very best care. Our people are one of the very best things about the NHS and making sure they are supported to continue to deliver safe, compassionate care is one of our top priorities.

To help us better support NHS staff in providers we have appointed our first National Director of People Strategy, Caroline Corrigan. I am delighted that Caroline has joined our team and I know that with her extensive experience in developing people within the NHS she can help us support trusts to make real and sustainable changes.

One of Caroline’s biggest assets is her recent experience of working at a number of influential health bodies, this experience will help enable better alignment in the work we, and our national partners, do to support the NHS to better support and develop our staff.

Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing at NHS Improvement

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Caroline Corrigan

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