• Question: is there anywhere else in your job youd like to go after your current job ,like a higher level, or would you prefer to stay where you are ?

    Asked by connie on 2 Jul 2021.
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      Carolyn Harris answered on 2 Jul 2021:

      I am happy where I am but I am also very interested in Quality Improvement to ensure we are continually improving services for patients and also improving the support and development of staff so something in this area would be good.

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      James Waldron answered on 2 Jul 2021: last edited 2 Jul 2021 2:37 pm

      Great question!
      So at the moment I do loads of different things – GP 2 days, and then the rest of the week in education, workforce development, leadership and the like. I really love the fact that I can essentially do 5 jobs in 1!

      In the future I have lots of plans I would love to do:
      – I really want to go and work abroad at some point to experience a new place and culture and have an adventure. I’m thinking of going to Australia for a time but also would be interested in going to South America to do some voluntary work.

      – At the moment I’m a Salaried doctor which means I work for the Practice, at some point I’d quite like to be a partner – this means that you part own the GP practice buisness. This would be great as you get to choose how things happen, you get to lead a team (and it usually pays a bit better too!)


      – What I would really love to do (ultimately, and if you know anyone please let me know) is be on the television and do medicine in the media. I would love to tell people about healthcare and health topics, but maybe make documentaries or those sort of programmes. Something like embarrassing bodies would be great! (as a presenter not as a patient).
      Keep an eye out in the future, you may well see me on tele if all goes to plan!

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      Sonali Kinra answered on 4 Jul 2021:

      I would love to learn more about HR(human relation) and do that as part of a MBA or something similar. I am interested in people and compassionate leadership and could either do that learning on the job or go back to class- there is executive MBA that doctors can do..

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      Ojali Yusuff answered on 7 Jul 2021:

      This is such a great question! I’m really fortunate in my job as aPharmacist that I get to do lots of things so it keeps things interesting but an area I would really interested in is Genomics and how medicines can be tailored to a persons genetic make up affects how they’ll respond to medicines. I think this is such a fascinating area of science!

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      Adrian Taylor answered on 9 Jul 2021:

      I’m happy where I am, some of my colleagues have become partners in the GP practice, so have more say in theory on how the practice is being run, but they lose employment rights as no longer an employee. Partners have an agreement and that normally allows the rest of the partners to vote to remove one of them.

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 12 Jul 2021:

      I am quite happy where I am but I would like to do more around equality, diversity and inclusion and may be at a higher level. I quite like working in the Nottinghamshire area but would like to work across the Midlands, because you get to see how other people do things and learn different approaches to similar problems.

      I’ve love to do a masters level course around developing people or perhaps a coaching course to help people realise their own potential.

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      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 13 Jul 2021:

      I would like to stay where I am for now.

      I used to be more ambitious for traditional career progress – director, chief executive – and we were very much encouraged in that by my masters degree course in healthcare management. But as I got older I realised that I am not that motivated by those roles, and that I prefer having the time I currently have working part time to spend time with my children and doing other things. I might change my mind back when my children get older, and I start working full time rather than part time again.

      I have considered more study as well – perhaps in the evaluation techniques I use – but for the moment, I really love my existing job.

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      Adam Jones answered on 15 Jul 2021:

      Am I happy where I am – absolutely.

      Think for me to progress is a question of specialising in project management (which has a whole defined career path of project manager, programme manager, portfolio manager usually) or into the analysis aspect that I also enjoy, although I would probably need to pick up more computer programming skills!

      Both can also be specialised, if I wanted to run projects in a hospital or research environment I would need to have some time in both of those environments.

      Hope that’s useful!

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      Anna Davis answered on 19 Jul 2021:

      I’m always restless but every healthcare job I’m in changes constantly – I love learning so there’s always something for me to read as healthcare does not stand still – that’s what makes it exciting.