Aditya A.
Policy & Strategy Trainee
Specialism Policy and Strategy

About Aditya

Key Experiences

Pharmacist on the policy & strategy stream in the graduate scheme
I studied pharmacy at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and registered with the GPhC in September 2017. I joined the policy & strategy stream of the NHS Graduate Scheme as I wanted to understand more about the larger picture of the NHS, and help patients in a way more aligned to my strengths. In University, I enjoyed the law aspects and reading about innovation. I wanted to build on these and saw the NHS graduate scheme as the vehicle to do this.

Current Position

Supporting front-line staff deliver the best with medicines
I am currently working as a strategy advisor in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust in North London. I am working on a project to understand why medication errors are happening and what we can do to reduce their occurrence.

Main Motivations

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
To work on this project, I am working with many different staff from all backgrounds: nurses, service managers, ward managers, consultants, psychologists etc. I'm gaining a real insight into the power of multi-disciplinary teams and how we can work together to achieve more.

Top Advice

Network, network, network.
Networking is a great way to learn outside of your current area of work, and form connections across the system.


Whatever your future leadership ambitions are, the NHS offers a fantastic start with a variety of challenging placements in an organisation that is wholeheartedly determined to provide equal opportunities to all employees. Selection for the scheme is based solely on aptitude and ability to ensure we have the best leaders for the NHS.

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