After that I was a General Management trainee where I managed services in mental health, a DGH and with my flexi placement in a social enterprise. Subsequent to that I spent a few years at Great Ormond Street Hospital where I managed Surgical Services. Whilst there I took a few secondments, one to the Olympic Games where I managed the public medical services within the Olympic Park.
I am now at Camden CCG where I am delivering changes to integrated care for people who have long term conditions and cancer.
Secondly, there are times when NHS Management is tough. But riding the wave when times are hard mean that you learn so much from it and to start to build the resilience you need. Make sure you're well supported and surrounded by some great colleagues so that you learn together and remain objective.
I managed 250 volunteers across 4 medical sites in The Park to provide healthcare for a population of up to 250,000 visitors each day. I ensured that any urgent care was managed swiftly and to a high standard linking in with other teams and the London Ambulance Service.
It was not until I reflected upon it after the Games that I truly realised what I had achieved. Its a memory I use whenever I'm having a day when the self doubt is kicking in! One of Those moments when you push yourself to your limits and realise what you are capable of.
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