NAMF’s Northumbrian Mafia

A quick update from the dark-suited, shadowy world of the National Attendance Management Forum (NAMF). November 1st sees the start of the Mexican Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), so is a suitable date to publish NAMF conference minutes.

NAMF is nothing more than a vehicle for certain elements to put into practice “entryism”. Entryism (or entrism [1]) is a tactic in which the members of an organised group conspire to secretly join a larger organisation en masse, with the intention of changing the targeted organisation’s policies or actions. The NAMF contains a hard core of people of ill intent, with the others there to give an appearance of legitimacy and to be led like sheep by the inner circle. Read more about NAMF here

The June 2016 minutes state that “Don” Chris Rowson, Head of HR at West Midlands Police, has left his position of chairman of NAMF.
Northumbria Mafia have pulled off a coup. The new Don Chair is Lesley Ann Knowles, Head of HR for Northumbria Police, with Steve Mitchell of Notts HR as Vice Chair.

Mitchell has form in the maladministration of injury awards.  Along with the late Dr Ralph Sampson, he was the co-host of their rather despicable ‘all about the money‘ PowerPoint presentation performed to delight some cherry-picked NAMF delegates about the Notts mass review program.

It’s rather ominous that the new chair comes from the force with the most judicial reviews in recent times … Crudace, Simpson and Haworth were all High court decisions won against Northumbria and it’s solicitor Nicholas Wirz by disabled former officers.

Northumbria is a well known pit of despair and they now are the “Boss” of a cloak-and-dagger national cabal – a secret society that, even after a ‘search’, the Home Office has pretended they have no knowledge of it.   Gulp!

Could it be that Health Management Limited (HML), the firm with the Home Office contract to run PMABs, no longer wants any part in NAMF because of those in charge can’t help themselves to muck things up?


The above extract also from the June 2016 NAMF minutes show that HML will no longer be attending NAMF conferences.

Of course, the burning question is why is it that the commercial company which has the current contract to run the PMAB hearings has only just realised that sending their employees to NAMF raises the conflict of interest for HML’s reputation for integrity, independence and contractual requirement for high standards, or may be reasonably perceived to do so.

A sure sign that NAMF is careening off a cliff is when high-level staff start fleeing the sinking ship and begin to go back to their day job or even into business for themselves (e.g. former TVP Head of HR and NAMF delegate Chris Sharp).

With Northumbria in charge, NAMF is in such terrible shape. Those going to the Tally Ho! conferences, seeking the elusive gold-standard best practise, will soon realise they won’t find it there and are in fact being misled by the false prophets of Wirz and Lesley Ann Knowles.  Like Mr Rowson, Mr Sharp and HML, they’ll also begin to plan for their own futures by disavowing themselves from the previously cosy NAMF relationship.


NAMF’s Northumbrian Mafia

3 thoughts on “NAMF’s Northumbrian Mafia

  • 2016-11-28 at 9:00 am

    Strange that the Home Office claim to know nothing about NAMF because Peter Spreadbury from the Home Office Police Pensions Unit has attended in the past if I am not mistaken.

  • 2016-11-07 at 7:17 pm

    It strikes me that NAMF has similarities to that of the Titanic: a self- acclaimed prestigious creation, leading the way for others to follow. Its passengers consisting of the self- important trail blazers, doctors of questionable repute, non -descript individuals with high salaries and fascinating titles, ‘new money’ and of course those paupers in steerage .The band plays on and deck chairs are re- arranged – responding to the requests of the self-appointed elite oblivious to the iceberg approaching! They make a point of emphasising that they are interested in ‘the welfare’ of officers when in fact they can’t spell because what they actually are referring to is the’ farewell’ of officers. They appear to be oblivious that the vessel that carries them is sinking. Captain Wirz has always been at the helm instructing others, but alas he has lost his first officer so he replaces with his pet cat: a personnel clerk. Now these individuals have claws and teeth but that is about it. It is inevitable that they are sinking now! Some of the passengers have already realised they are in a precarious position and ran for the lifeboats (HML). There won’t be enough to go round though when it really hits the water……..

  • 2016-11-01 at 11:59 pm

    Why do we have in existence such a group as NAMF when the simple rule is follow the regulations to the letter.
    How much time and money is spent by these godlike people who attend these meetings and couldn’t that money and time be better used elsewhere?
    The point of this neo Nazi group is to find ways around the regulations without the IODs noticing what they have done, NAMF help yourself to a tough shit chit because you and the minions have been well and truly rumbled. Get used to the words maladministration and malfeasance in a public office.
    One day and one day soon I hope members of NAMF will be facing these kind of allegations against them.
    The likes of Wirz, Peter Owens Dr Cheng FC,Dr Bullpiss FC. And DR Johnson FC, and the many more who have sought to ride roughshod over injured officers I hope that your comeuppance is coming and the group called NAMF will disappear 0ff the face of the planet tick tock tick tock. Time is coming or time to jump ship like a few have already,

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