“The most rewarding part of what I do is when the patient leaves satisfied recognising that you have done your best for them.”
What’s your role?
I am a Podiatrist in North Kent Adult Community Services.
What’s your background?
I’ve always worked in healthcare.
What do you do?
I assess and treat patient’s feet that are of high risk of ulceration due to long term diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
What is your current area of focus?
I am currently working on helping patients with diabetic wound care.
What else do you look after?
I help with administration on the ward. I triage patient referral forms to decide whether they are an urgent referral or general.
How has your role developed since you started?
My role has developed since joining Virgin Care in September 2016. I have developed into diabetic wound care specialist with the help of study and experience from colleagues.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
The most rewarding part of what I do is when the patient leaves satisfied recognising that you have done your best for them.
What is the most challenging part of what you do?
Patient education can be challenging, informing and persuading patients to be more involved in their health and self-care.
What are you most proud of?
When patients walk out of the clinic happy with their treatment and seeing the difference you make to patients’ wounds healing.
What do you enjoy most about working for Virgin Care?
I like the fact that Virgin Care recruit from within, it gives a sense of morale. They seem to be flexible and listen to the staff before making major decisions.
Something about you?
I was a mature student and have been a podiatrist for over two years now. I have two children who are doing well.
What makes you get up in the morning?
I am a committed person with good work ethics. I do not want to let my patients, or my team, down by not attending work. I have a good team leader and team which makes all the difference to my work life. I also like to set a good example for my two daughters.
What would you say to someone considering a role at Virgin Care?
Go for it! We are still an NHS provider and so we are still committed to excellent patient care. The Virgin Care slogan ‘care good enough for our own families’ is a good statement to base your conduct on. Not forgetting the excellent discounts on Virgin companies!