Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Before joining Attain, I had worked for the NHS for 15 years with experience of working across secondary, tertiary care and substance misuse services. For the last 10 years I held a number of senior management positions covering operational and strategic service delivery, with a focus on data driven transformation and turnaround support for attainment of operational targets.
In my spare time, I have an active travel life and combine this with my enjoyment of climbing and hiking.
How have your first 30 days been at Attain?
My first 30 days have been very enjoyable. I was lucky to be able to attend a company meeting prior to starting with Attain and the whole team made me feel very welcome. I was impressed by the breadth of knowledge and experience within the team and that has carried over into my first project in Somerset. The team I have been working with were quick to ensure I felt part of the service and really helped me to find my feet quickly.
What has struck me is the level of support that is available both from within the direct team but also the wider team where the company have made it easy for us all to connect and collaborate. So, if you don’t know something or wonder if we have done something before the answer is usually a message or a phone call away.
What attracted you to Attain?
I had been looking for a while for a move out of NHS to support my personal development. When the advert came up for Attain I hadn’t really heard of them but once I had looked at their values and had spoken to a couple of colleagues I was sold and put in my application. As soon as a started the recruitment process it was clear that Attain didn’t just have a values statement, they worked hard to ensure that those values were represented throughout the organisation. The fact that they also work in partnership with the NHS to deliver results was a strong draw.
What’s the best thing about being employed with Attain?
First and foremost the people! To be able to work with such motivated individuals from the whole spectrum of health and social care with a shared purpose of improving patient care is invigorating. You are immediately made to feel supported, through the use of a buddy system and close links with your line manager and project team. The support is universal, whether it’s related to the project you are on or about your personal development and aspirations.
What do you hope the future brings for you with Attain?
To continue to grow my skill sets and knowledge base on areas of the NHS that I haven’t previously been exposed to and drawing on our collective experience to support the NHS in delivery of the best patient care.