Tony Young, Programme Manager, South West London Health and Care Partnership
“My NHS career began in a memorable year – the year 2000. I remember it well as I started in June and it was just when the Millennium Bridge opened up.
My first job was as a Laboratory Administrator working in the Molecular Genetics Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. My career developed and I eventually became a Service Manager. I left GOSH after nearly 10 years and then came to work in south west London.
“Since joining the South West London Health and Care partnership, I have been working under different strategic programmes to help support teams deliver clinical transformation. I currently work in the Transformation Office as part of the Partnership, leading on project management. I also train staff on best practice and currently lead on the roll out of SharePoint migration for staff, as well as looking for a software solution to delivering project portfolio management.
“I am local to the area and interested in improving services here. My work is office-based and so I really enjoy working with clinicians and medical staff. I am always impressed at how much time and commitment they give between clinical duties and time with patients, and then being keen to get involved with strategic direction.
“I have two proudest moments! My first was at GOSH when I led on the relocation and building works of the new molecular genetics laboratory. Working with the architects, site services, construction staff and getting the whole service moved across to the new building was thoroughly rewarding for me and my biggest achievement. My other proudest memory has been working with the engagement team at the Partnership by joining them at engagement events and meeting patients and carers, hearing how much they need things to be better but still very much appreciating us being there.”