Iain Patterson

Associate Workforce Director

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


We have commissioned Karen to undertake complex and high level/risk investigations on a number of occasions. Every time she has delivered high quality work to time, with minimal fuss and at a reasonable cost. In engaging Karen you know that investigation processes will be thorough, robust and delivered within agreed timescales.

Helen Gordon

Deputy Director of Workforce

Whittington Health NHS Trust


Having worked with Karen in a number of NHS settings over several years I can unreservedly recommend her work.  Karen combines a high level of HR expertise across a range of areas, including employee relations matters, with a methodical, thoughtful and wholly engaged approach.  Importantly she does not shy away from difficult conversations, often with senior management colleagues, to assist in determining the way forward in often challenging situations. In every piece of work she has undertaken across a range of HR and staffing matters her integrity  intelligence and political acumen have been highly valued by all those with whom she has come into contact.”

Cathe Gaskell

Bullying & Harassment Advisor

London Ambulance Service


Karen Wise produced clear, comprehensive and fact based training for a cohort of over 50 staff  at London Ambulance Service, around conducting investigations into allegations of Bullying and Harassment. Karen is both a knowledgeable and patient trainer and alongside the training delivery she produced templates and booklets to underpin the entire process.

Karen is a knowledgeable and empathic HR expert who is able to work with and engage large teams of staff, and enable them to think through the human factors implicit within sensitive investigations whilst ensuring all parties are engaged and supported through the life of an investigation - highly recommended.

Amanda Searle

Learning & Development Partner

Great Ormond Street Hospital


I recently attended a Sickness Absence course delivered by Karen.  Karen is an engaging facilitator with a breadth of experience and knowledge on the subject matter.    She made everyone feel at ease and really encouraged open conversation, whilst ensuring that confidentiality was respected.  We worked through the policy principles and absence process using relevant case studies to enable us to be able to apply the skills back in the workplace.

I definitely feel more confident now in managing absence within my team and would recommend this training to any other people manager