Stephen Kennedy reflects on his first 30 days at Attain

#Tell us a little bit about yourself

I have started work with Attain as a Senior Manager after 14 years clinical background in the NHS. I have worked in a range of acute adult specialities across England and in recent years I have worked as consultant in oncology. Whilst clinical I also had an interest in management, leadership, service improvement and finding improvements at a system level.

How have your first 30 days been at Attain?

I have been made to feel very welcome at Attain and have had time to meet many of the team working across the country. The induction programme was helpful and comprehensive. I have had opportunities to make positive contributions and I have felt encouraged and enabled to do so. Everyone is approachable, supportive and welcoming.

What attracted you to Attain?

I was attracted to the range of work Attain undertakes in terms of scope, skills, clients and geography. Attain has strong values, that are well demonstrated and are a mixture of the best of the public and private sectors. I could see that Attain has a strong commitment to the NHS and has a strong ethos regarding helping to improve NHS services.

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

Working with highly motivated, engaging, experienced and supportive colleagues. The work also provides opportunities to make lasting and effective change to a variety of NHS services.

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

A variety of interesting, varied and meaningful projects to be involved with as well as professional development and opportunities to apply experience and skills to improving healthcare services.