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, I am a keen swimmer and like to play my guitar when I’m not acting as transport and homework support for my children.

How have your first 30 days been at Attain?

I’ve worked on interesting projects with great people. Everyone is so supportive and very focussed on meeting objectives that we all share and believe in. The welcome and friendly nature of everyone I’ve met is incredible.

What attracted you to Attain?

The organisational values.

What’s the best thing about being employed with Attain?

The culture of the organisation: friendly, knowledgeable people working towards improved healthcare services is very powerful and great to be a part of.

What do you hope the future brings for you with Attain?

Development of some of the more theoretical aspects of my work. I believe that health economic models should be dynamic and not only support strategic decision making for services, but also operational planning. I’m looking forward to working with Service Transformation to support Lean and Six Sigma based improvements.