We will think carefully about the best way to deliver care to our patients and continually refresh our view about what the best roles are to make this happen. We’ve introduced new roles already. We’ve had fantastic feedback about our Physician Associates (these are people who work alongside and support doctors) and we’re seen as a champion across the region for this new role. We’ve also got Nursing Associates working with us (these are people who work alongside and support registered nurses) and looking to recruit even more in the coming months. Both of these are really good examples of what we’re trying out.
We also have an amazing group of volunteers who are helping us and supporting us across the organisation. They do incredible work and they do it all for free. We’ll make sure that we work hard to support them, recognise their contribution and make them feel valued. This is about us looking after the fantastic people from our local communities who want to do their bit for the NHS.