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New leadership appointments made to support KHP Education and Training

Following a robust appointment process, King’s Health Partners (KHP) has made three appointments as Deputy Directors of Education and Training. 

Jessie McCulloch, Dr Lenyalo King, and Jacqui Wakefield all join KHP to support the new Director of Education and Training, Dr Claire Mallinson. The three Deputy Directors will jointly provide support for two days per week and took up their appointments at the start of October.

In a particularly widespread search, KHP sought talent from across a range of sources in both the clinical and academic fields, including pan-London primary, secondary and community care sectors, and wider healthcare communities. This was to ensure that the Education and Training team benefits from a rich wealth of experience and knowledge from leaders capable of representing wider interests and challenges. 

Dr Claire Mallinson, Director of Education and Training, King’s Health Partners, said:

We received an incredible pool of applicants for the Deputy Director of Education and Training post. In assessing them we had a laser focus on attracting the most diverse and varied candidates across healthcare and education.
I am thrilled to have appointed the talented Jessie, Lenyalo, and Jacqui, who each bring a valuable and varied set of experiences and focus to the roles. I’m confident that the combination of their incredible expertise and perspectives will ensure we can design a cutting-edge Education and Training strategy that will be crucial to a skilled, motivated, inclusive, and supported workforce of the future.

Jill Lockett, Managing Director, King’s Health Partners, said:

Our partnership is known for providing one of the most impressive and comprehensive healthcare education and training offers in the sector, so our work refreshing our Education and Training Strategy and offer is crucial to meet the evolving challenges faces the NHS workforce. We are committed to supporting the workforce of the future and building a leadership representative of the varied sectors we serve. I’m delighted to welcome Jessie, Lenyalo, and Jacqui to their new roles and look forward to working with them on our new KHP Education strategy.

Jessie McCullochJessie McCulloch

Jessie is a Programme Manager for the KHP Mind & Body Programme. She qualified as a children’s nurse at King’s College London in 2002, and has worked as a children’s nurse and Health Visitor across London.

In 2013 she moved into education roles within the NHS and higher education, teaching public health, safeguarding and communication skills on nursing and multiprofessional courses. In 2019 she joined KHP to lead a team developing services to integrate mental and physical health care through digital solutions, service development, research, and education.

Dr Lenyalo KingDr Lenyalo King

Lenyalo is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, and Department Lead in Medical Education at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (FT).

She completed her undergraduate training at Edinburgh University, followed by training in internal medicine. After a period working abroad she trained in General Practice, and following a stint in the Primary Care Sector she completed further training in neuro-rehabilitation. Throughout her career both in Primary Care and Secondary Care she has initiated and been involved in both undergraduate and post graduate training projects.

In 2016 she joined King’s College Hospital NHS FT as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, and worked with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT to establish inpatient pathways and interdisciplinary continuous professional development programmes. With the support of KHP she led on establishing a monthly neuro-rehabilitation education seminar series.

Jacqui WakefieldJacqui Wakefield

Jacqui is the Clinical Service Lead for Neurorehabilitation at King’s College Hospital NHS FT. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 in Glasgow, and after moving to London in 1998 specialised in neurosciences and neurorehabilitation. In 2008 she joined King’s College Hospital NHS FT, and a year later became a Consultant AHP in Neurorehabilitation before taking up her current role in 2017.

In 2015 she achieved an MSc in Advanced Practice from King’s College London. She chairs the neurorehabilitation workstream for KHP Neurosciences, and has developed a work plan with the focus on integrating best practice and education to enhance service provision and neurological recovery.

Jacqui co-chairs the KHP Neurorehabilitation lunchtime education seminars and has experience of working with global partners in the education of students via the CAPA Global Education Network.

Education and Training Strategy

Now in post, the three Deputy Directors will be working on the new Education and Training Strategy with Dr Mallinson, which was co-designed at a workshop event on 26th September with a range of both clinical and non clinical professionals and education and training colleagues across the partnership. 

The new Strategy will be designed specifically to target and support digital capability and competency, academic career development, simulation and interactive learning, leadership development, wider participation, and quality improvement. It will also look at how KHP improves its online learning offer, including through the Learning Hub. 

The detail of the Strategy is now being developed to be shared with the KHP Board for approvals later in the autumn.