Hello from the STW ICS People Team!

As an ICS People Team, we are responsible for delivery of the system-wide elements of the NHS People Plan. This plan sets out actions to support transformation across the whole NHS. It focuses on how we must all continue to look after each other and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, as well as action to grow our workforce, train our people, and work together differently to deliver patient care.

We also host and run collaborative events, programmes and projects for all staff members across the ICS. All our sessions are aimed to help support colleagues in their working and personal lives, and we hope you will want to join in as many wellbeing sessions as possible.

Meet the team

Charlotte Beirne, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager

My role is to support a wide number workstreams such as international recruitment, collaborative recruitment, employment brand, flexible working and new roles into care.

You may have come across our work on the Social and Healthcare Academy, which involves looking at how we attract, recruit and retain new to care healthcare support workers across the system – it’s a piece of work I enjoy supporting.

Read more I am also managing the virtual work-related learning/work experience programme – working with our provider Springpod to deliver virtual work experience for students aged 14-19 who are interested in a career in health and social care. I also support the Widening Participation Group, as we continue to work closely with our apprenticeship and pre-employment partners to expand access into health and social care careers. These include careers fairs, enhancing our pre-employment offer and sharing good practice across the system. If you want to find out more, get in touch charlotte.beirne1@nhs.net Before joining the ICS People Team, I worked at SaTH as an Organisational Development Practitioner in the People Team. I have a beautiful little boy called Henry and am expecting another baby in August - I’m so excited!

Paula Griffiths – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Administrator

If you’ve spotted the ICS People Team event invitations, they will probably have been sent by myself.  I work with the People Team to design and publish event invitations that support the EDI agenda, including the recent launch of our new disability and ethnically diverse staff networks.

I support the ICS and wider People Team with support for their monthly group meetings, and help to promote a varied calendar of events to support and promote equality, diversity and inclusion. I also manage the agenda workplan to keep the group on track throughout the year, and ensure the database is kept up to date.

Read more If there is anything you would like to share for consideration within the EDI event calendar, or any ideas for wellbeing support, you can contact me at paula.griffiths7@nhs.net. Outside of work, I am a keen gardener, love arts and crafts, write poetry and short stories of every genre and enjoy trudging around fields with my two dogs.

Sandra Williams – Clinical Placement Facilitator

The main function of my role is to look at current clinical placement areas for expansion in addition to on boarding new clinical placement areas within the Social and Primary Care Sector. I also work closely with the Focus on Nursing team.

Read more I am a Registered General Nurse (Adult Nursing) with a degree in Occupational Health Practice and PGCert in Vocational Rehabilitation. I have a keen interest in mental health and am currently studying (in own time) for a PGCert in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling. I enjoy walking, gardening and reading. I am also a keen rugby union fan and enjoy watching the sport both live and on TV.

Deborah Hammond – Organisational Development and Leadership Project Manager

I work on a number of projects with our partner organisations and support transformation programmes across the ICS. I am also helping to develop a leadership and management framework which will be accessible via the STW Learning Management System (LMS).

Read more Before joining the STW People Team last December, I spent 12 years at Shropcom and prior to that I worked as a teacher and headteacher in Shropshire. People development is simply in my blood!  I am an accredited and experienced coach, and I believe coaching is one of the most valuable things we can offer to support people with the choices and challenges they face.

Natalie Noton – Project Manager

Having joined the team from a legal background last September, my main area of work revolves around health and wellbeing projects such as the menopause offer, men’s health forum and stress management events. We have some great offers that will benefit colleagues and I look forward to bringing more information on this over the coming months.

I am working within this role as part of the NHS Leadership Academy Graduate Management Training Scheme whilst studying towards the CIPD and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Award. It’s hard work but I am really enjoying the challenge.

Read more In my spare time, my interests include baking delicious treats (mostly lemon drizzle cake – I have finally perfected the recipe!), yoga and walking my parent’s new golden retriever puppy! All good for wellbeing levels. If you want to contact me around any of the current offers or projects the People Team is offering, please feel free to reach out via email or MS Teams. natalie.noton@nhs.net

People Team updates

Menopause support app launched

Peppy is an app that creates a safe space where people can talk about all their menopause symptoms, concerns and treatment options with trained practitioners. It offers instant messaging with healthcare practitioners, individual phone consultations and weekly live broadcast events.

Find out more

Learning Management System (LMS)

The STW ICS Learning Management System (LMS) is a portal through which all courses and events can be accessed. There is a full and varied range of courses available, and all health and social care staff across the ICS are encouraged to get involved.

To register for an account click here or to view and register to any of our upcoming live events press here.


Menopause Staff Clinics

10 May, 24 May, 21 June and 28 June
9am – 1pm
Gains Park, Shrewsbury

As part of our STW ICS Menopause offer we now have a staff menopause clinic. Provided by the Occupational Health Team and the Nurse Team at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, these clinics are here to help women ask any questions and feel more confident speaking about and managing their symptoms These clinics will help to raise awareness of menopause and will provide support in managing symptoms and wellbeing for people experiencing the menopause.

Please book via email to: shropcom.hwb@nhs.net. All clinics are confidential and are not part of your employee record.

Men’s Health: Toolbox Tools

Wednesday 15 June

Toolbox Talks aim to put the health back into health and safety. The sessions feature plenty of chat with cartoons and quizzes as well as the key health information on each topic. These sessions are a fun and informative event that will help all participants live and work more healthily.

The first topic will be ‘Alcohol and Eating Well’. Register here.

Men’s Health Forum Session on Physical Activity

Thursday 19 May

This session we will have a guest speaker talking to us about physical activity and exercise.

Register here.

Menopause Meet Up

Thursday 26 May
Location: MS Teams

Bringing women together to share their experiences of the menopause, the session will be held virtually, and is an informal peer support group where people are free to contribute to the conversation or simply listen to others talk about their experiences.

Offering support and information throughout the session will be a local GP and Occupational Health Nurse Kate Trifunovic, who will both be answering your questions. This session will be focus on discussing physical activity and the menopause, with a personal trainer on hand to provide us with information and answer any questions.

Health and social care careers event

Wednesday 22 June

Find out more about roles available, attend workshops to help with your application and find out about the Social and Healthcare Partnership Academy.

See more and register for you place here.

Page last updated 26 May 2022