Case studies

A day in the life of a senior physiotherapist at MSK, Buckinghamshire

A day in the life of a senior physiotherapist at MSK, Buckinghamshire

“My main focus as a physiotherapist is trying to establish what the patient wants from their encounter with our service and work with them to find a realistic way for them to achieve that.”

James Potter: Physician Associate (PA)

James Potter: Physician Associate (PA)

“I loved being an ODP in theatres and would have happily stayed there my entire working life. I just wanted to see if I could progress. Live on the edge of the comfort bubble, so to speak, instead of languishing in the centre of it risk-free. I wouldn’t have been happy without at least giving it a go.”

Sheree-Leigh Woodall: Matron and Team Leader, HMP Oakwood

Sheree-Leigh Woodall: Matron and Team Leader, HMP Oakwood

“For any nurse looking to have greater responsibilities and challenges, as well as a tremendous sense of fulfilment, I would recommend they talk to Practice Plus Group about how a career in Health in Justice could make a difference to them.”

Gemma Birch: HCA and trainee nursing associate, HMP Oakwood

Gemma Birch: HCA and trainee nursing associate, HMP Oakwood

“When Practice Plus Group offered me the chance to take on a nursing associate apprenticeship through the Open University, I jumped at it. My colleagues support me and the GPs and senior nurses act as mentors as I shadow them, and they sign off my work as proof for the course of my developing skills.”

Kirsty Hughes: Clinical Services Manager, HMP Hewell

Kirsty Hughes: Clinical Services Manager, HMP Hewell

“I also respect Practice Plus Group’s ethos – it really does put the patient front and centre of all it does and that is an ethos I share. It also puts great emphasis on staff development.”

Chris Hawkeswood: Health Care Assistant (HCA), HMP Hewell

Chris Hawkeswood: Health Care Assistant (HCA), HMP Hewell

“My colleagues are great and my patients are not the ‘bad boys’ you would expect they are: they are just people who have made bad choices. The great thing is this is a job where you can make a real difference to people’s lives and futures.”

Nandani Campbell: Pharmacy Technician, HMP Hewell

Nandani Campbell: Pharmacy Technician, HMP Hewell

“I have really grown in the role and still I am continually learning as I encounter new medications and medical conditions I have not seen before.”

Paul Ennis: Head of Healthcare, HMP Hewell

Paul Ennis: Head of Healthcare, HMP Hewell

“I am proud to work for Practice Plus Group because the company shares and lives my ethos. And those values are lived every day by the team – the patient is at the heart of all we do.”

Adam Rozycki: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Adam Rozycki: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

A respected orthopaedic surgeon from Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet is celebrating performing more than 2,000 hip replacements at the hospital.

Tracie Ellis: Head of Healthcare, HMP Oakwood

Tracie Ellis: Head of Healthcare, HMP Oakwood

“At the age of 40 I knew I needed something more engaging and fulfilling to see me through my working life. I attended a nursing open day in Shropshire and that was it – I was hooked!”

A day in the life of an outpatient nurse at Devizes Surgical Centre

A day in the life of an outpatient nurse at Devizes Surgical Centre

“I would highly recommend anyone returning to nursing to consider working in one of these lovely hospitals.”

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

“I balanced this management job with OOH work, as well as remaining a partner in a practice in South West London, and Practice Plus Group allowed me immense flexibility to do all this.”