NAMPS National Executive

We are a group of dedicated Medical Staffing professionals, with too many years of experience to be able to calculate! We volunteer our skills and expertise in order to ensure that new Medical Staffing colleagues are welcomed and provided with a network of specialists across the country to support them, with dedicated training. We aim to support them, each other and to continue to build the medical staffing expertise for the future NHS workforce.

Cheryl Samuels, President

Cheryl Samuels, President

Cheryl Samuels is a pioneering, innovative award winning HR professional in the London NHS system, and is the co-founder of the social movement for change known as #InclusiveHR. The social movement for change focuses on acknowledging and addressing the racial inequities that exist within the HR & OD profession, and implores the HR & OD profession to become exemplars and to lead with credibility. She is a multiple award winning leader who has recently been appointed as the People Director at Evelina Women’s and Children’s Clinical Group, which is part of Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

Her extensive experience includes, Deputy Director roles working in a number of NHS Trusts as well as working for NHS England, both nationally and regionally. She has over 20 years as a qualified and registered CIPD practitioner, with over 15 years senior operational and strategic management experience. She has led and delivered core HR services, led large scale transformation organisational development programmes in acute, mental health and primary care services with a clear commitment to culture change and inclusivity. Before joining the NHS, she worked for a number of years for the BMA representing hospital doctors, public health doctors, GPs and medical students in employment disputes.

Cheryl holds Fellow status of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). In 2014 she successfully established the Deputy Directors of HR Network which continues to thrive. As an acclaimed thought leader, she is well known in the NHS and in the HR profession, often speaking publicly on a workforce related matters with an equality and inclusion lens. As a system leader she is passionate about people practices, social justice and embracing the future and digital advancements that positively change the workplace.

Claire Low, Chair

Claire Low, Chair

Head of Medical Workforce
Imperial College NHS Trust

Co-ordinates and works with subgroups to advise in the smooth running of the association to ensure that the aims and objectives of NAMPS are met.

Hilary Sharp, Treasurer

Hilary Sharp, Deputy Chair

Senior Medical Workforce Manager, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

To manage the financial affairs of the association.

Sally Lewis, Secretary

Sally Lewis, NAMPS Treasurer

Head of Medical Workforce, Croydon Health

To provide a comprehensive secretarial support service to the executive.

Currently Head of Medical Workforce at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and has been in post since October 2007. Sally is a specialist in the field of medical workforce and has worked in the NHS for over two decades with extensive experience across all aspects of human resources including complex employee relations issues; she prides herself in the delivery of compassionate leadership. Sally joined the National Association of Medical Personnel Specialists as the Executive Secretary in November 2016.

Sally has led on the implementation of an electronic locum management solution which is pivotal to financial control of medical spend and governance for the Trust. Sally also leads the overseas recruitment process for medical staff for the Trust.

Maria Neophytou, Conference Co-coordinator

Maria Neophytou, Sponsorship Co-ordinator

Medical Personnel
Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

Obtains sponsorship for NAMPS and NAMPS activities in consultation with external agencies and bodies.

Currently working at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust as a Senior Medical HR Specialist based at Queens Hospital. Maria has worked within the Medical HR since 1996 working in London teaching hospitals therefore gained specialist experience on all aspects of the medical workforce world.

Maria has been part of the National Association of Medical Personnel Specialists since 2002.

Nicola Elvin, Conference Co-coordinator

Nicola Elvin, NAMPS Secretary

Operational Manager

Co-ordinates effective development and implements high quality practice and procedures during the organisation of the annual conferences

Nicola’s experience has been within General HR for over 15 years in a number of sectors including private healthcare before joining the NHS back in 2014 where she joined the medical staffing team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before moving to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and then moving to Undergraduate Medical Education at Sheffield Health and Social Care.

Nicola’s career has now progressed into operations management where she has returned to Sheffield Children’s Hospital working within the Medicine Division and with clinical teams in the delivery of performance targets including waiting times, patient experience and clinical activity.

Claire Robson, Training Co-ordinator

Claire Robson

Account Manager
Health Education England in Cambridge

To ensure interesting topical and value for money training.

Claire has worked in medical staffing for 15 years first as a Recruitment Officer then as the Assistant Medical Workforce Manager at Norfolk and Norwich hospital. Prior to that worked in the private sector for a children’s activity centre group as a Training Manager and has never lost the interest in training. Claire is currently involved in the Curriculum Advisory Group where we are looking at the content of the training including the generic professional capabilities to support junior doctors assessments and their understanding what is expected of them in line with the recent changes including Shape of Training.”

Spencer McKee, Medical Workforce Manager

Spencer McKee, Communications Officer - NAMPS

Medical Workforce Manager

Spencer has worked within Medical HR for 20 years, vast experience working within Acute, Primary Care and Lead Employer Trusts.