Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Day 3: Hospital Chief Nurse, Office Move, PA Interviews

Today started with the Chief Nurse & whistle-stop tour of the urgent/emergency care parts of the local hospital.  Great staff, all committed to great care, including identifying areas where 'the system' doesn't best serve patients, e.g. effective discharge.  Future visit(s) needed to get to grips with their more significant quality challenges.  Back at office had further time with colleagues in Medicines Optimisation & Human Resources to get to know them and their areas of the business.  Moved office to be nearer my team, supported by incredibly efficient IT & admin colleagues.  Final significant task of day was interviewing for a temp PA.  Spending tomorrow with Directors of Quality/Nursing from CCGs in local area.