NHS North East Leadership Academy

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Debby Whalen joins our team

22 September 2018


We are delighted to welcome Debby Whalen to the NELA team. Debby joins us as Head of Leadership (Talent). She will lead on work-streams for talent management, coaching, inclusion and GMTS.

Her background lies in nursing and she has worked in diverse areas including acute care, primary care and public health. 

Most recently she worked for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in Organisational Development and Service Improvement roles, where she shifted to support teams to work together and deliver excellent services. She is accredited to work with the Healthcare Leadership Models, Insights Discovery and other 360° feedback tools.

Debby is excited about the opportunities to support staff and services across the NHS North East and National Leadership Academies.