What our staff say… 30 days in

We talk to our new starters after one month in the job to find out about their background, why they joined Attain and their aspirations.

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Scott Matthewman talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in September 2017 having spent the vast majority of my career in the public sector working at a senior and strategic level across health and social care. I specialise in system leadership and strategic planning, with a strong commitment to stakeholder engagement and management. I […]

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Sarah McKerracher talks to us about her first 30 days at Attain

 Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain’s Service Transformation team in September 2017 after relocating to London from Perth, Western Australia. Moving to the UK has been a timely new challenge and adventure to embark on as I approached new transition points in my career and life, after having graduated from my […]

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Ben Gray talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself The majority of my career has been spent in the NHS after joining through the National Finance Training Scheme. I quickly moved into acute operational roles and have worked in areas such as emergency medicine, surgery and more exotic specialities such as transplantation. Through a desire to broaden […]

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Ehsan Hosseini talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself Working as a consultant over the last few years for different clients from different industries, I have always had a passion to use my knowledge and skills in an area which can help people’s health and wellbeing. In my pervious role at KPMG, I exercised this passion by […]

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Miral Sawjani talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in August 2017, having spent the previous four years as a senior management accountant for a digital marketing firm with responsibility of analysing and reporting on key regional markets within Europe and Asia and providing insightful overviews on each segment strategic development and commercial progression. […]

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Tom Houston talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in the spring after seven years working in strategy and planning for NHS England and am enthused by the impact the team here are having. What really motivates me is putting systems in place to bring clarity and to help make decisions, often difficult ones, […]

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Paul Turner talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a health economist and former operations and improvement manager for acute care in the NHS. My professional and academic interests are exploring imbalances between the need and supply for providing healthcare services (and the effects of how behaviours and relationships can lead to them). Outside of work, […]

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Blair Robertson talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

How have your first 30 days been at Attain? The timing of the Attain company away day fortuitously coincided with my start date, which gave me a fantastic opportunity to meet with most my team and the wider business. The solutions market place also meant that I could get a better understanding of the interesting […]

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Jonathan Edwards talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself Before joining Attain Jon worked in the NHS for over 20 years in various procurement and supply chain roles. Jon spent most of his career with NHS Supply Chain, starting as a graduate trainee in the Logistics division, working both suppliers and NHS trusts to streamline and automate […]

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Bill Aiken talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have worked in both the public and private sectors in my career. I qualified and worked as a management accountant, and then moved into a series of roles in the private sector including management consultancy. My work lies primarily in supporting clients to achieve transformational shifts in […]

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Scott Parker talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in November 2016, having spent the previous four years as a member of the executive team of North Somerset Community Partnership, the NHS community health provider in North Somerset, with responsibility covering strategic development and commercial progression. My work is underpinned by 12 years’ experience […]

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India Pembroke talks about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I’ve always had a passion and enthusiasm for contributing to improving people’s health and wellbeing, whether locally or at a system level. I have been able to pursue this passion over the years whether participating in local community groups and charities, on my travels, through my studies or […]

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Gemma Self talks about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a bit about yourself I joined Attain in September 2016. I have experience in hospital and mental health operational management, commissioning and transformational programmes across the NHS. I am a former NHS Graduate Management Trainee and was also selected to attend an international symposium at Harvard Business School to study Value Based Healthcare. […]

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Michelle Griffin talks about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in September 2016. I am a former clinical doctor, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology. I have worked in the acute provider setting throughout my clinical career, in both secondary and tertiary level hospitals. I have developed a comprehensive and in depth understanding of service provision […]

Glenys Mansfield

Glenys Mansfield talks about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have more than 20 years of experience in operational and strategic management and a strong clinical knowledge and understanding of the acute healthcare market in each of the NHS, private and ISTC environments. I also have a proven track record in complex change management working with multi-disciplinary […]

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Jon Hayes talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I came to Attain after a very enjoyable career with the NHS spanning over 20 years. I’ve worked in hospitals, commissioning organisations and with regional teams, and now I’m really looking forward to supporting the NHS through significant transformational change as part of the Attain team. How have […]

Chris Albone

Chris Albone talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I am an experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioner from Bedford. For the past 7 years I have been involved in delivering improvement and large transformational activity for the NHS in the acute setting and also for a private contractor operating on behalf of the NHS. I acquired my […]

Ore Okosi

Ore Okosi talks about his background and why he joined Attain…

Tell us a little bit about yourself I first began my healthcare career in the NHS working within information management and technology but a desire for a more people-facing role led me to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales. Over the years I have divided my time equally between periods spent working in the NHS […]

Ian Triplow

Ian Triplow talks about his background and why he joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined the team in May 2016. I’m an experienced senior operational, project and programme manager in both private and public sector with the last 10 years in the NHS. I’ve been responsible for planning and delivering trust-wide strategic and business plans at income levels from £200 to […]

Folarin Majekodunmi joins Attain

Folarin Majekodunmi talks about his background and why he joined Attain…

Tell us a little bit about yourself I used to be a research scientist; my Ph.D. is in medical devices and I wrote a book on the subject a few years ago. I have been a management consultant working almost exclusively with NHS organisations for a little over a decade. I enjoy working for the […]

Joanne Collyer

Joanne Collyer talks about her background and why she joined Attain…

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been working in procurement for nearly thirteen years, largely in the public sector working for local authorities, and more recently in the housing sector. I started as an administrator within a procurement team at Essex County Council and had the opportunity to train and gain my […]

New team member Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith talks about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have over 25 years’ experience working in the health sector, both in England and Australia. I began my career as a medical records clerk before moving into site and surgical operational management in Hull, Peterborough and Bedford hospitals. Thereafter I worked as a National Manager implementing the […]

Andrea Willimott joins Attain

Andrea Willimott talks to us about her background and why she joined Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I trained as a nurse and midwife, progressing through a wide range of clinical and managerial roles. I am extremely passionate about patient care and getting services right which I started early in my career. I also love people development and I am a mentor/coach and 360 degree feedback […]

Dr Shirani Rajapaska

We find out more about Dr. Shirani Rajapaksa

  Dr. Shirani Rajapaksa talks about her background and why she joined Attain…   Tell us a little bit about yourself I have over 12 years’ experience working in the healthcare sector, where I started my career as a NHS doctor and trained as a Haematology Specialist Registrar. Six years ago I decided to move […]

Angharad Boundford joins Attain

Angharad Boundford joins Attain team

Angharad Boundford talks to us about her background and why she joined Attain… I’ve been working for almost 10 years in local authorities and NHS functions, including successfully leading and delivering collaborative procurement and commissioning projects, focused mainly on adult social care. I have been able to gain a vast amount of experience in community […]

Jeremy Budd joins Attain

Jeremy Budd joins Attain

Jeremy Budd talks to us about his background and why he joined Attain… I’ve been working in health for 25 years, starting out as a management accountant, but moving swiftly on to enjoy a career in management consultancy and latterly in the development and delivery of new models of organisation and models of care. I’ve […]