Meet the team
The long-established CNWL Occupational Health Service team has many years of experience and extensive training in occupational health.
We have access to NHS clinicians and specialists across CNWL to receive professional advice and clinical support where necessary.
Pam Duke, Service Manager
Pam Duke manages all contracts and oversees delivery of all services, providing support and supervision to the team including the undertaking of clinical and advisory work where necessary. Following a career in coronary care nursing, Pam qualified as an occupational health nurse and has worked in the service for over 26 years.
Pam has led the team in successful acquisition of new contracts and she is frequently called upon by the Trusts to contribute at a strategic level to work on a range of issues including staff wellbeing, absence management, valuing diversity, disability and managing change. She attends committees and working groups within and outwith the NHS reviewing occupational health service provision and research. Pam also provides expert advice upon request to other local employers involved in procurement of occupational health services. She works closely with the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) / counselling service, running training such as building personal resilience and managing teams under pressure.
Dr Anna Stern, Consultant Occupational Health Physician
Anna Stern has worked in occupational health in the private sector for over 10 years, in the NHS for three years, and became a specialist occupational physician (consultant) two years ago. She is on the executive committee member of ANHOPS (the Association of National Health Occupational Physicians). Her clinical interests include cardio-respiratory illness in employees and fitness for control and restraint.
Anna is the lead clinician for assessment and monitoring of HIV positive staff who wish to perform exposure-prone procedures. She has published research on topics including communication from occupational physicians to GPs; consent and confidentiality in occupational health; and assessment of anxiety and depression in occupational health. She is pleased to be part of a forward-looking team that works closely together to optimise employee health and wellbeing at work.
Dr Judy Sharpey-Schafer, Associate Specialist Occupational Health
Judy Sharpey-Schafer has worked in NHS occupational health for 15 years having previously worked as a principal in general practice. She has been an associate specialist since 2006. She is also the interim chair of the London Consortium of Occupational Health Practitioners (LCOHP). Judy enjoys the challenge of supporting staff and employers in her clinical work, and service development especially using computer technology.