Workforce, Education and Development Services

Education contracting team

The Education Contracting and Commissioning Team comprises of:

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Stephen Griffiths

Director, WEDS

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Stephen commenced his career in the NHS as a nurse, completing nurse education programme in the mid 1980’s. Following a number of clinical posts in acute medicine and gastroenterology Stephen moved into nurse management and education development.  In 2006 he completed his MSc which focused on different learning styles and approaches and how to support learning within the workplace.

In 2001 Stephen was appointed as Director of Nursing in the Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust. In addition to leading the development of nursing practice and a wide range of corporate functions he actively contributed to the development of nurse education at an all Wales level.   

The establishment of the Workforce Development Unit in NLIAH presented a new challenge and the opportunity to influence and lead healthcare education at a national level. Stephen was appointed as Director of the Unit in 2007, since that time the unit has introduced a new approach to workforce planning across NHS Wales and adopted an open and transparent approach to education commissioning.

Stephen is married with two children.

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Chrissy Love

Education & Contracting Manager

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Chrissy has worked within the NHS, since 1983 and within NHS Wales since 1997. Formally an employee of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Chrissy recently joined Workforce Education and Development Services within NHS Wales shared Services Partnership in February 2016, as Education and Contracting Manager.

Chrissy’s key responsibilities involve the commissioning, management and monitoring of pre registration/post graduate healthcare education on behalf of the Welsh Government for all professional healthcare groups apart from the medical and dental workforce. This includes Working closely with education providers, healthcare employers in Wales, regulatory and professional bodies to maintain an adequate supply of high quality, well managed and supervised clinical placements for students on healthcare programmes in Wales and supporting the development of the existing NHS workforce.

In her spare time Chrissy enjoys diy, gardening and caring for her pets which includes several dogs and horses.

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Natalie Cox

Education & Contracting Officer

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Natalie has worked within NHS Wales since 2005, joining Workforce Development in NLIAH in November 2006.

Since 2012, when Workforce Development became Workforce, Education and Development Services within NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, Natalie has had the role of Education & Contracting Officer.

Natalie’s responsibilities include, amongst many others!; the quality assurance of education provision within Wales, education contract performance management,  the Wales Health Student Forum and the Healthcare Science - Practitioner Training Programme.

Natalie enjoys almost every type of exercise and is a keen runner.

Education Contracting and Commissioning email address HEIW.EdCommissioning@wales.nhs.uk