Wayne is the lead Guardian for the south west located in Exeter. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS and has been an internal Guardian since January 2016 having completed 12 months as an internal Guardian. Wayne’s experiences as an internal Guardian are diarised in a set of blogs on NHS Employers website. Wayne helped the development of the concept and role from the outset. Endorsed by the National Guardian Office in a LinkedIn Discussion Group, Wayne works nationally with the National Guardian Office promoting and organising presentations as well as attending national training events. He is the Regional Lead for the FTSU Southwest Group, which support, advise and train the network of guardians around the country. Wayne has 10 years’ experience as a union representative providing him with a comprehensive insight and understanding of policies and procedures and people concerns in the NHS. He chaired many committees and forums and worked with Trust boards and senior NHS staff in relation to employment law issues and other support elements for staff.
In joining The Guardian Service, Wayne is one of a few Guardians who has experienced both the Internal and the External independent approach of the role.