It wasnt until I had worked in that environment of knowing that every task I completed and every conversation I had impacted on patient well being and care.
I found the NHS Graduate Scheme, which offered the perfect opporutnity to both utilise the skills I had acquired as an undergrad and continue my passion for the NHS in a fast track environment. A particular interest of mine from my first position in the NHS was the use of Informatics and how it can be use to facilitate the clinical process, enhance the patient experience and reduce clinical risk.
In my role I work across a variety of projects from community healthcare transformation through the city wide Neighbourhood programme, which is part of the Healthy Liverpool programme. I am IM&T lead for three of our neighbourhoods. This means I faciltate and support change from an Informatics perspective within the community predominatley for GP practices and community services. Other projects I work on involve managing sharing agreements and exhange of data between different services in the community and GP practices.
I absolutely love my job and feel passionate about improving healthcare outcomes and quality across the city through the Informatics platform.
The scheme is very much a journey with so many experiences and oppurtunties crammed into 2 short years. Time flies and it feels surreal that I am coming towards the end of my journey on the scheme.
My main motivation is being part of the work that the NHS does to improve peoples lives and look after them whent they need us most. It is so satisfiying to be a involved in improving clinical outcomes and creating a better experience for patients.
There is a wealth of information for candidates both from a trainee, NHS, social media and governmental perspective, Twitter was my best friend before I started the scheme and a tool I use constantly to keep abreast of whats going on.
It is also important to not be afraid of opporutnity even if it is scary - the scheme is the perfect chance to map out your own journey.
Thereafter it would be the ability to now run a project on my own and feel like I am making a difference
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