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Improving Health and Wellbeing Lead

Adam Turner

NHS England

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Adam has a background in organisational development, leadership, wellbeing, improvement, change management, research and educational quality assurance. He has worked with a diversity of healthcare practitioners, through to executive leadership teams and system leaders on transformational projects. He has a passion for developing and caring for people who go on to pass that care onto others.

Adam currently works for NHS England as a national lead for improving the health and wellbeing of the healthcare workforce. This includes leading the national NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework as an improvement toolkit to help organisations create a wellbeing culture, and the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing strategy, designed to improve OH and wellbeing services and develop the OH and wellbeing workforce.

Previously, Adam has led organisational development programmes in a variety of settings spanning provider, commissioning and national system organisations. Within his previous roles in NHS Improvement and the NHS Leadership Academy, he led the development of leadership and change agent programmes that were scaled and spread nationally, supported Quality Service Improvement and Redesign, created national organisational development tools that are embedded across healthcare organisations, and has led on the development of national guidelines for embedding improvement and leadership skills in pre-registration education for every healthcare education provider.

Adam is an active researcher and has a PhD exploring the personal resilience of executive leaders. He also holds an MSc in leadership and change management, PGDip in Human Resource Management, PGCert in organisational research and qualifications in executive coaching and psychometrics. Adam is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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