Dr Navina Evans

Dr Navina Evans

Dr Navina Evans MBBS DCH MRCPsych CBE 

Chief Workforce, Training and Education Officer NHSE April 2023 

LTWP in England – a positive development of education and training

Navina is the Chief Workforce Officer for NHS England who is responsible for the development and delivery of the Long Term Workforce Plan. Navina will outline some key elements of the plan and its importance in the delivery of  education and training now and in the future


During the merger of HEE and NHSE , Navina took on the dual role of Chief Executive of Health Education England and Chief Workforce Officer of NHSE July 22- April 23 

Dr Navina Evans was HEE CEO from October 2020 to April 2023, HEE is part of the NHS, and work with partners to plan, recruit, educate and train the health workforce. 

Previously Chief Executive of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) from 2016 to October 2020 

She has over twenty years of clinical experience in psychiatry, medicine and paediatrics and previously held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations. 

Navina has worked as the Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at ELFT. She has also been involved in medical education and provided pastoral care to medical students. 

Navina acts as a trustee for Think Ahead Organisation which develops training programmes for mental health social work. She was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020. She is a senior fellow at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. 

Navina uses her voice in support of staff wellbeing and coproduction with patients, advocating for the best possible quality of life and creating a culture of enjoying work for staff. She was awarded the Commander of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to NHS Leadership and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community. 

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