I see myself as a rolling stone which has gathered a lot of moss. That moss is a result of 42 years in the NHS, 30 years as a senior lecturer and 36 years as a mother and carer.
In my various roles as a nurse, midwife, advanced nurse practitioner, senior lecturer in higher education and co-founder of the Aligned Care Programme I have gathered lots of professional, personal, educational, strategic, and business experience and knowledge.
Some of this experience has been challenging as well as rewarding. I develop and deliver courses which include my experience and knowledge to ensure other healthcare and allied professionals have the knowledge, insight, and tools to be able to avoid or deal with some of the challenges that I have experienced.
I take the passion I have for improving health and wellbeing for both healthcare professionals and patients to many events and conferences around the country speaking about ways that our courses and the Aligned Care Programme make a difference.
Two of my proudest moments? Publishing a book and a patient telling me that because of my consultation skills - I saved his life.
We chose Sami to work with us because she shared the vision of wanting to make a difference to health care professionals and patients. Largely because she herself has experienced healthcare that could have been delivered in a more effective way as well as having friends who had experienced fragmented care. Sami is just so adaptable and is the I.T right arm of the company. She really cares about the quality of the service we provide and is always eager to help our clinicians and commissioners.
We met Priscilla on an NLP Master Practitioner course and she was an obvious choice to join our team. She too shares our legacy of wanting to make a difference to patients and clinicians alike. She also shares our passion for providing realistic and appropriate training and teaching using motivational skills the tools to help clinicians really make a difference as well as practising safely. She brings skills such as women's health, sexual health, and contraception as well as paediatrics. Working as a GP also means she is aware of what happens in the real world.
Dr Sharma was chosen for his wit, charm and of course the lovely suit. He has many skills and experience especially around muscular skeletal conditions to add to our team and was very practical and knowledgeable about the world of Primary Care. Annette has worked with Rohit in an urgent care and out of hours setting and was impressed by his consultations with patients and consideration for clinicians.