Meet our nurses
Health Visitor, Team Leader and Community Practice Teacher
We are the shop window of the Trust and we are often peopleís first experience of it. We want people to see that we are a cohesive, united team that is achieving good things.
What is the best thing about working at Whittington Health?
As a Trust itís very caring, compassionate and supportive and I am so proud to be here. If I were asked to move to another Trust I would have to think really long and hard. Here Iíve been nurtured professionally in an environment in which Iíve thrived.
Tell us about your team
Even if we have the odd disagreement during stressful times we all pull together really quickly because we have the same goals and objectives. We are the shop window of the Trust and we are often peopleís first experience of it. We want them to see a cohesive, united team that is achieving good things.
You work in the community - do you prefer that to hospital working?
I worked as a Health Visitor in Islington when three Trusts merged eight years ago and we became Whittington Health. In hospital, where I began my career, your shifts are very structured and follow a real routine. Here in the community you are working on your own much more and need to be self-motivated. We are far more autonomous but have iPads, phones and laptops and stay in communication and very connected to one another.
Community workers are spread far and wide, but do you feel they are well-managed?
Absolutely. Managers are very easily accessible and there are clear guidelines, policies and procedures in place. Grievances are aired and cleared up and we work hard to make people feel confident and welcome. We consider our I.CARE values all the time so that regardless of role or level staff never feel they are on the sidelines or alone.