I stayed with the Trust after leaving Rampton and took up a post as Clinical Lead within a 136 suite, part of the acute care pathway for adults within North Nottinghamshire. This was a great experience and allowed me to develop my skills in leadership and development.
I then moved on from Nottinghamshire and joined the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in a non-clinical role as an Assurance Officer. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the NHS and provider services away from a frontline, hands-on role.
This fuelled my enthusiasm for learning more about the 'business' side to the NHS and to understand about how it all comes together to provide quality services for patients, what makes some providers good and others not so; who commissions what services and why, this thirst for finding out and a desire to increase my learning led me to join the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme in 2012.
I’ve now moved from substantive clinical work to a non-clinical role. However, I do still keep my clinical skills up through working on the nurse bank.
Our aim is to promote and spread the adoption of innovation across the NHS and as my job title would suggest, I have a particular interest in commercial and International activity.
This means close working with closely with Industry partners, AHSNs, government organisations and international partners.
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