In conversation with..

  1. In Conversation With...Karen Peters, one of our Red2Green Transformation leads

    In Conversation With...Karen Peters, one of our Red2Green Transformation leads

    Here is the next instalment of our series: In Conversation With…introducing Karen Peters, one of our Red2Green Transformation leads.

    Karen followed in her mother’s footsteps in becoming a nurse but it wasn’t in her original plan – she’d intended to be a maths teacher! Despite that Karen has had a hugely eventful career in nursing, including spending 14 years solely working night shifts. She’s been our bed manager, our bed and site manager and now, as part of our Red2Green team, she’s helping to ensure we make each day in hospital count for our patients.

    17 Jan 2019 08:00
  2. In Conversation With...Christella Matoko, who helps support our trainee nursing associates

    In Conversation With...Christella Matoko, who helps support our trainee nursing associates

    Christella Matoko is a project support officer, who spends her days supporting our trainee nursing associates and helping them with their learning.

    The lover of dance and acting got into project management completely by accident after suffering an injury when preparing for a show meant she had to have a rethink, and plan a show for someone else. She loved it so much she got a qualification in project management and hasn’t looked back since.

    English is her third language as Christella was born in the Republic of the Congo, then lived in Belgium for a year, moving to the UK when she was three. She’s very proud of her African heritage and extremely close to her family – she has an older brother and three younger sisters.

    10 Jan 2019 08:00
  3. In Conversation With...our award winning Director of Nursing, Caroline Moore!

    In Conversation With...our award winning Director of Nursing, Caroline Moore!

    We spoke to award winning nurse Caroline Moore for In Conversation With… this week. Caroline, who is our Director of Nursing for Specialist Medicine, recently won the Lifetime Achievement in our PRIDE Awards after 27 years at our Trust.

    Proud Caroline was nominated for the award by her own team, which shows how much they value her.

    She also once got to meet the Dalai Lama in Mumbai, which she said was spectacular!

    20 Dec 2018 08:00
  4. In Conversation With...Alix Holmes, our Macmillan Cancer Information Manager

    In Conversation With...Alix Holmes, our Macmillan Cancer Information Manager

    For our next instalment of our In Conversation with…series, we spoke to Alix Holmes, our Macmillan Cancer Information Manager who recently was presented with a long service award after 30 years at our Trust.

    Before taking on her current role six years ago, Alix was a nurse in our Oncology department, and was one of the first nurses to be trained to give chemotherapy to patients, early in her career.

    13 Dec 2018 08:00
  5. In Conversation With...our palliative care consultant Lucy Pain, who spent some of her early weeks in a university desk drawer!

    In Conversation With...our palliative care consultant Lucy Pain,  who spent some of her early weeks in a university desk drawer!

    Here is the next instalment of our series: In Conversation With… introducing Lucy Pain, palliative care consultant and our clinical lead for end of life care.

    Lucy is passionate about her role at our Trust, and providing good end of life care to every patient.

    She also had an intellectual start to life – her mum returned to work as a university lecturer just six weeks after having her and when she didn’t like the nursery, kept Lucy in a drawer in her office until she found a suitable childminder!

    06 Dec 2018 08:00
  6. In Conversation With...Mary Kinsella, our local counter fraud specialist

    In Conversation With...Mary Kinsella, our local counter fraud specialist

    Mary Kinsella is our local counter fraud specialist - here to detect and prevent fraud across our hospitals. She worked in lots of government departments before joining our Trust, including in the counter terrorism team.

    She also loves to get involved in her local community, she volunteers for Macmillan and the Guide Dogs, and loves bell-ringing at her local church!

    29 Nov 2018 08:00
  7. In Conversation With...volunteer Edie Lay

    In Conversation With...volunteer Edie Lay

    It’s a special edition of In Conversation With… this week! As part of our recognition for our wonderful volunteers, we spoke to Edie Lay, the winner of our Lifetime Achievement award.

    She was presented with her award by our interim Chief Executive, Chris Bown, at a thank you event for all of our volunteers on Monday (19 November). Edie has volunteered at our Trust for a huge 28 years!

    21 Nov 2018 08:00
  8. In Conversation With, Laura Parker, neurosciences research nurse

    In Conversation With, Laura Parker, neurosciences research nurse

    Our latest In Conversation With… interview is with Laura Parker, our neurosciences research nurse.

    Laura joined our Trust in 2009 and has followed in the footsteps of her mum Karen, who is also one of our nurses. While Karen tried to talk Laura out of becoming a nurse because of the pressures involved, she’s hugely proud of her and tells everyone what she does!

    15 Nov 2018 08:00
  9. In Conversation With...Sally Greig, a physiotherapist who helps to keep our staff fit and healthy

    In Conversation With...Sally Greig, a physiotherapist who helps to keep our staff fit and healthy

    For In Conversation With… this week we spoke to Sally Greig, our senior occupational health physiotherapist and one of the key people helping to keep our staff fit and healthy.

    She retrained to be a physiotherapist when she was made redundant aged 33 – before that she’d working in banking, as a McDonald’s manager and was the first female special constable to serve in the Honourable Artillery Company.

    08 Nov 2018 08:00
  10. In Conversation With... Sue Williams, who kept our executive office running smoothly for 17 years!

    In Conversation With... Sue Williams, who kept our executive office running smoothly for 17 years!

    It’s a special edition of In Conversation With this week. We spoke to Sue Williams just before she retired on Wednesday 31 October following 17 years as our Executive Assistant to our Chair and Chief Executive.

    Before joining our Trust Sue had a very varied career – from working in a bank, to first honing her PA skills working for Sir James Goldsmith and even running her own company!

    Sue is also an accomplished shooter, scoring 48 out of 50 in her first lesson. And she’s a huge Formula 1 fan!

    01 Nov 2018 08:00
  11. In Conversation With...senior sister Leann Defriend!

    In Conversation With...senior sister Leann Defriend!

    Here is the next instalment of our In Conversation With… series, introducing Leann Defriend, one of our senior sisters in our Emergency Department.

    As a youngster, Leann dreamt of joining the army – but found her calling as a nurse when a medical condition meant she couldn’t sign up.

    She loves being a nurse as she makes a difference to her patients’ lives every day – she even gave one terminally ill patient an early Christmas to ensure they got to see their favourite occasion one last time.

    And last year, she took a three month sabbatical, visiting 48 of the 50 US states!

    25 Oct 2018 08:00
  12. In Conversation With…Vikki Butler, our divisional manager for anaesthetics and surgery

    To mark our Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Week, we spoke to Vikki Butler, our divisional manager for anaesthetics and surgery, who started out her career with the NHS as a physiotherapist. 

    18 Oct 2018 08:00
  13. In Conversation With...Tony Buck, from wayward teen, to university, to teaching, to the NHS!

    In Conversation With...Tony Buck, from wayward teen, to university, to teaching, to the NHS!

    Tony is one of our lead radiographers. He’s passionate about working for the NHS, however, he’s had a few jobs before he discovered his calling in radiography – he’s worked on a building site, as a lifeguard and a teacher!

    11 Oct 2018 08:00
  14. In Conversation With...Lady Karen Leese!

    In Conversation With...Lady Karen Leese!

    Karen looks after our complaints, Patient Advice and Liaison and family liaison services. She's a real lady (she has a title!), and has several claims to fame, from appearing in a film when she was six, to representing her country at judo as a teen and she was once named Miss Harlow Town! 

    04 Oct 2018 08:00
  15. In Conversation With...Nik Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon and AI enthusiast!

    In Conversation With...Nik Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon and AI enthusiast!

    We know there are lots of very interesting people in our Trust, whether through your work, your interests or your hobbies outside work. We want to get to know you and share your story.

    So here is the next instalment of our new series: In Conversation With… introducing Nik Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon who recently secured a £57,000 grant to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our Trust.

    03 Oct 2018 08:00
  16. In Conversation With...Ernesto Antonio, our theatres charge nurse who had a heart transplant 19 years ago!

    In Conversation With...Ernesto Antonio, our theatres charge nurse who had a heart transplant 19 years ago!

    Ernesto Antonio is a charge nurse in our theatres. He’s worked at our Trust for over 30 years and even met his wife Kate when they were both working in one of our hospitals. Oh, and he had a heart transplant 19 years ago and regularly competes (and wins!) in events at the British and European Transplant Games.

    20 Sep 2018 08:00
  17. In Conversation With..Sylvester Gomes, our paediatric sepsis lead

    In Conversation With..Sylvester Gomes, our paediatric sepsis lead

    Sylvester Gomes is our Paediatric Emergency Consultant and paediatric sepsis lead. He always wanted to be a doctor - his favourite toy as a child was his doctor’s kit. And he’s a man of many of talents, he’s an advanced Salsa dancer, he also loves to travel and is even challenging himself by undertaking an endurance ‘holiday’ in just a few weeks.

    13 Sep 2018 08:00
  18. In conversation with Jackie Vitti, our IT Training Team Manager

    In conversation with Jackie Vitti, our IT Training Team Manager

    Jackie has worked at our Trust for almost 22 years and it’s her team who ensures all our staff know how to use the main systems in our hospitals. She’s also been a patient herself quite a few times in recent years – thanks to her four knee replacements!

    06 Sep 2018 08:00
  19. In conversation with Sue Lovell, midwife and lover of the great outdoors

    In conversation with Sue Lovell, midwife and lover of the great outdoors

    Sue Lovell, our interim Director of Midwifery, wanted to be a midwife since she was a little girl – and she still loves her job after 24 years at our Trust! She was also voted Midwife of the Year for the London region in the Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year awards earlier this year.

     

    30 Aug 2018 08:00
  20. In conversation with...Lynn Neeves, programme manager for bowel cancer screening and an amateur photographer!

    In conversation with...Lynn Neeves, programme manager for bowel cancer screening and an amateur photographer!

    In the hot seat for our latest edition of In conversation with… is Lynn Neeves, our clinical programme manager for our bowel cancer screening programme. Who, despite over 30 years in the NHS, originally wanted to be an interpreter for the United Nations!

    24 Aug 2018 08:00
  21. In conversation with Alexia Young who decided to be a speech therapist at the tender age of 10!

    In conversation with Alexia Young who decided to be a speech and language therapist at the tender age of 10!

    Our clinical lead for speech therapy is the lastest subjest of In conversation with.

    16 Aug 2018 08:00
  22. In conversation with Janet Jugdeese who started out as a girl Friday before climbing the ladder in the NHS

    In conversation with Janet Jugdeese who started out as a girl Friday before climbing the ladder in the NHS

    This week’s subject of In conversation with is Janet Jugdeese, our speciality manager for cancer.

    09 Aug 2018 08:00
  23. In conversation with Karen, physio nurse, animal lover and body pump instructor

    In conversation with Karen, physio nurse, animal lover and body pump instructor

    Here the next installment of our In conversation with.. series, introducing Karen Hampson, a care pathway facilitator who loves animals and teaches body pump in her spare time.

    02 Aug 2018 08:00
  24. In conversation with Devesh who lead the transformation of care for our stroke patients

    In conversation with Devesh who lead the transformation of care for our stroke patients

    Here’s the next instalment of our new series: In Conversation With…introducing Devesh Sinha, our clinical lead for stroke.

    26 Jul 2018 08:00
  25. In Conversation With Gemma from our Mortuary team

    GEMMA

    There are lots of very interesting people who work at our Trust – whether through their work at our Trust, or their interests and hobbies outside work. This is the first instalment of our In Conversation With series that features fascinating stories behind our staff members. Here is Gemma Norburn from our Mortuary team!

    19 Jul 2018 08:00
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