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Posts in the 'General Management' category

Nima Roy
Posted by Nima Roy, 22 Nov 2019 2018 intake
As most of you will know, on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme we spend two years rotating around the NHS and occasionally external organisations. As some of you may know, graduates are sometimes placed in arms-length bodies (ALBs) rather than trusts or CCGs. My first placement has been spent doing policy and strategy work in the Patient Safety team at NHS England & Improvement. I recently wrote an article for my Directorate newsletter summing up my time here, and thought I’d sh...
Alexandra Close
Posted by Alexandra Close, 22 Oct 2019 2018 intake
When I discovered a flexi-placement that focussed solely on Women’s Health at DHSC I was immediately interested. My fascination in women’s health started at University when I led several debates discussing perceptions of women’s physical and mental health. It increased in my first placement when I worked closely with a Consultant Dermatologist who had special interest in women’s intimate health.Having worked here for five weeks now I am pleased to say that I think this is a very exciting time...
Amy Richards
Posted by Amy Richards, 26 Jun 2019 2017 intake
When I decided to apply for the NHS Graduate Scheme I was sure there would be shifts involved as I knew the NHS was a 24/7 service. However, I was wrong! Most managers in the NHS; clinical and non-clinical, work the standard Monday to Friday 9-5, with the occasional on-call commitment. This is something that has both shocked and interested me throughout my graduate scheme journey and why I was full of enthusiasm when the opportunity arose to shadow a night shift. I work in a large acute hospi...
Rachel Coldbeck
Posted by Rachel Coldbeck, 22 May 2019 2017 intake
I am now approaching the very end of my NHS Graduate Scheme experience and in around 3 weeks will be starting my new role. I thought for this blog I may do a list of some of my favourite experiences in the scheme.  1. HSJ Patient Safety Congress I used my conference allowance to go to the HSJ Patient Safety Congress. There were a couple of reasons I chose this but mainly because it spanned both clinical and management forums. There were also some amazing speakers who talked about their very p...
Alexandra Close
Posted by Alexandra Close, 29 Apr 2019 2018 intake
The world of work is cruel. It forces you to acknowledge parts of yourself that you have been suppressing for your entire life. You think you have finely-tuned your personality until you are thrown into a situation that you are completely uncomfortable with. Your confident, self-assured persona is soon thrown out of the window and replaced with a shyness, uncertainty and insecurity. Do I belong here? Am I the right person for this job? Does everyone realise how out of my depth I am?   That is...