Tell us a little about you?
I completed a degree in Psychology and then a Master’s of Science in Health Psychology at King’s College London.
After university, I worked in psychology related roles for five years before moving into Project Management in 2012. I set up the Clinical Data Linkage service at SLaM and managed the King’s Health Partners diabetes programme before joining CYPHP in 2016.
In my current role as a Transformation Lead, I manage ‘Universal Care’ projects, which support and improve care for all children in Southwark and Lambeth. The biggest initiative I’ve helped deliver is the creation of CYPHP clinics; joint clinics between Paediatric Consultant’s and GPs that are delivered at GP surgeries across Southwark and Lambeth.
I live in Southwark and have two young children, so know first-hand some of the challenges parents face accessing health services. I applied for this role the day my son was treated at the Evelina.
How do you see the role?
This role combines perfectly my skills and experience of working in mental health, data analysis, and research and process improvement.
My role is to develop systems and process that help GPs and hospital staff to work closer and more efficiently together. I hope this will help improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for children in Lambeth and Southwark. This work is designed to be continued by GPs and hospitals after the programme finishes.
What is your hope for the CYPHP programme?
I hope the ways of working we are testing will be proved to be efficient and effective at improving child health. If they are, then I would hope this model would be rolled out across London and even the UK.
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