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New NHS ESR Implementation Advisors join the team

The NHS ESR Central Team is delighted to welcome three new Implementation Advisors who have recently joined the team.

The team of Implementation Advisors has been in place across the North, Midlands and East and South of England since late 2019, working alongside the NHS ESR Functional Account Managers to provide more hands on support to NHS organisations who are implementing ESR functionality for their managers and employees. 

To date the team have supported 96 implementation projects and with their knowledge and expertise they have supported ESR Leads, HR and Recruitment teams and Learning and Development Leads to enable them to use more of the ESR functionality that is available.  

Our newest team members; Joanne Stanger, Karen Ledsham and Ghatera Sadegh have all very recently joined the NHS ESR Implementation Advisor team and are working within the South, Midlands and East and London regions.

Karen Ledsham – Midlands and East of England

Karen first began her life in the NHS working as an IT Service Desk Analyst for South Warwickshire Foundation Trust in 2009, and was approached 9 months later to join Arden & GEM CSU as an Office 365 and SharePoint administrator. Her knowledge of computers and systems took her to Arden & GEM CSU HR Team, where she managed the Electronic Staff Record as a Workforce Officer for just under a year. She went on to extend her knowledge of the Oracle Learning Management System and was promoted to the OLM e-Learning Lead in 2019.


Joanne Stanger – South of England

Joanne joined the NHS in 2008, working with Wiltshire Primary Care Trust before moving to Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, having previously worked for a local authority in the leisure industry. Her NHS roles were based on learning & development, implementing, and focusing on OLM.



 Ghatera Sadegh – London

Ghatera joined the NHS in 2012 as Administrative Support at Imperial NHS Trust. She was introduced to ESR in 2013 as a Medical Staffing Advisor. Her main role was setting up junior doctors on ESR. Ghatera joined Central North West London in 2016 as an Employee Service Advisor before moving to become the HR People Service Partner where she was also a lead for ESR - responsible for ESR Self Service for the Trust.


Our team of Implementation Advisors can provide you with project management and implementation guidance as you embark upon your journey to maximise your use of ESR.

Contact your NHS ESR Regional Functional Account Manager to find out how your regional Implementation Advisor/s can support you.


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