What is your name?
What is your role?
Involvement & Experience Lead for Local Partnerships at Notts Healthcare
Why did you choose to work in the NHS?
I didn’t choose to work here, but I did choose to stay!
Describe what you do
I pull together groups of people to look at how a parts of Nottinghamshire Healthcare works. It might be a service or training, a form or future plans. I try and bring everybody together to facilitate conversations that will make a difference such as how you might go about making a change on how ward rounds are run for example. So… I would try and get all the people with experience of that topic together to have their say, and I’d start a dialogue; sometimes across many months, many locations and many ways of communicating (in groups, face to face, via email, in virtual debating forums etc.) I then try and make sense of that and help to support the plan going forward whilst, and this is key; keeping everybody involved, informed and being able to influence the process. Simples.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
It’s varied, it’s about people, I keep learning and it’s in the NHS.
What three words would you use to describe the NHS?
National Health Service
If you could give the NHS any 70th birthday present what would it be?
A government that believed in those three words
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust?
Get involved, show some gumption and always be kind.
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