I joined Cuckfield Medical Practice and Vale Surgery in April 2015. Prior to joining the practice, I set up and ran a recruitment consultancy for health and social care staff in Brighton & Hove area. Previously, for the last 16 years I worked for the Out of Hours Service (OOHS) GP provider for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.
My role as Head of Operations for this large geographical area enabled me to gain valuable experience in managing both clinical and non-clinical services and workforces including GPs, dentists and community nurses. I particularly enjoyed setting up and managing new services that would benefit patients which included the GP in A&E scheme, the Roving GP Service and the OOHS Community Nursing Team in Brighton. I was an active member of the Short Term Services Board which was tasked with providing more joined up hospital to home patient services.
I am based at the Cuckfield site for the majority of the week. I work Monday to Friday and my key priority is ensuring we, as Practice, offer the best possible care to our patients.