Andrea's story

Quality Improvement Facilitator

What has kept me in the NHS during the last 20 years is the variety and the different career paths that are available. I started my career as a qualified Adult Nurse and District Nurse, and in recent years I’ve been working in a variety of roles to develop and support colleagues to be the best they can be.

I have a postgraduate certificate in education and a Masters. This has enabled me to be a mentor and to run a series of training courses. In 2016 I won the Mentor of the Year Award in recognition for my role in supporting and developing apprentices. I’ve also been involved in research projects. Having lots of different plates spinning has kept my career varied and interesting.

Most recently I work as a Quality Improvement Facilitator. As part of the team we lead and coordinate Our Community Way – the Trust’s quality improvement programme. It is great to work for a trust that has invested so much in quality improvement, supported by a culture of openness and doing the best for the people we serve.

Our staff make Sussex Community a great and fun place to work. I see excellent practice and patient-centred care every day. I’m proud to work for the NHS and I’m still learning and developing every day.

In my spare time I enjoy walking and have completed numerous challenging treks including Pennine Way and Northumberland Coastal path and Langtang Gosaikunda in Nepal.

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