Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust, University of BristolEngland - South West
My role is provide improvement coaching and advice, as well as ‘internal consultancy’ services. During my 5 years in the NHS I have lead and delivered a wide variety of improvement projects working with multiple specialties and operational teams including: paediatrics, maternity, respiratory, ophthalmology, day surgery, operating theatres, private patients and outpatients. I also managed private patient services and headed up the Private Patient Unit. Before joining the NHS I spent 13 years in the private sector as a Senior Manager at RBS and as a Management Consultant for Accenture and IBM Business Consulting Services. I am currently a PhD student at the University of Bristol where I am researching the role of management consultants in the NHS. I have an MBA from London Business School and an MA (Law) from Oxford.
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On the 16 November, South West AHSN hosted their annual conference in Exeter. Andrea Gibbons, Improvement Advisor at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on the event.