Case studies

Janine White: Health and Wellbeing Practice Nurse, HMP Oakwood

Janine White: Health and Wellbeing Practice Nurse, HMP Oakwood

“The job also allows me to get lots of family time, making it ideal with a young family. I have had a wonderful and varied career but now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

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. My career is important to me and, as well as developing my clinical skills, I have been able to further my managerial skills with courses on leadership, governance and business.”

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

Nandani, 27, is Pharmacy Technician at HMP Hewell and she values the development opportunities the work brings, as well as the friendship and support of working in a close team.

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. If you have the same passion for patient care and you have clinical or excellent organisational skills and you are ready for a new challenge.

Adam Rozycki: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Adam Rozycki: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

A respected orthopaedic surgeon from Practice Plus Group Hospital Shepton Mallet (formerly Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre) 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

Tracie had spent 20 years working in HR when she was suddenly drawn back to a childhood desire to be a nurse. She explained: “When I left school, I wanted to be a nurse, but family circumstances took me in another direction. 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 wanted to get away from the madness of the general hospital where I rarely got a break and it cost a fortune to park my car (if I was lucky enough to find a space!). A friend pointed me in the direction of Practice Plus Group and Devizes Surgical Centre. I arranged a tour and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. The staff were very welcoming. The centre itself was clean, light and airy and I could park my car for free!

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

I was very well supported by Practice Plus Group during this time and was able to excel and make a mark, so when there was a vacant post for a Regional Medical Director (RMD) for London it was suggested that I apply for this role. In June 2015, I became the Regional Medical Director, which was an immensely fulfilling and satisfying role. 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.