Meet the team

Andrea Curling

Programme Lead for Maternity

Andrea has worked with Health Education England since February 2021, undertaking the role of the Maternity and Neonatal Programme Lead, and the midwifery clinical lead for the south-east region.

Andrea also works part time as the workforce strategy lead for the Kent and Medway Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS), which is part of the NHS Kent and Medway ICB.

Andrea has over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of operational roles as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife. She was also a Supervisor of Midwives and more recently carrying on offering clinical supervision and coaching to registrants as a Professional Midwifery Advocate. 

Andrea uses her knowledge and experience to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across the Southeast to plan, shape, and generate the future workforce in Maternity and Neonatal services. She also works with health and education providers to support training and development needs, bringing multi-professional groups together to improve the culture of those services and for the benefit of the communities that they serve.

Tiffiney Kent

Maternity and Neonatal Programme Manager

Tiffiney has worked with Health Education England since August 2018.  Before taking up her current post as Maternity and Neonatal Programme Manager, Tiffiney worked as a Quality Project Officer working in the Quality Team monitoring, analysing and acting upon multi-professional quality intelligence, working closely with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Medical Schools and Local Education Providers to ensure that the quality of education and training is of the highest standards and that robust quality control mechanisms are in place.

Tiffiney has over 25 years’ administration experience working the NHS in various specialties including Obstetrics & Gynaecology,  Nursing Education and as a Vocational Learning Coordinator.   

Tiffiney currently supports the Maternity and Neonatal Programme Lead as project and programme manager for the South East Region of Health Education England.

Paul Sadler

Regional Postgraduate Dean

Rachel Wensley

Head of Programmes

Claire Wardle

Return to Practice Programme Manager

Elaine Lancaster

Apprenticeship Programme Manager

Agnes Hibbert

Retention Lead