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Case studies

We are proud to have a diverse range of work roles at Medway Community Healthcare. Take a look at what some of staff our have to say about their jobs.

Suzanna Griffiths
Dietetic assistant 
Nutrition and dieteticsSuzanna Zepmeisel

I joined Medway Community Healthcare as a health and social care apprentice in January 2012, working in the nutrition and dietetics department as a trainee dietetic assistant. My role involves reviewing basic oral nutrition, supporting patients on inpatient wards, assisting the dietitians in keeping up to date clinical records and completing administration tasks for the dietitians including dealing with letters to GPs and other clinicians who have referred patients to us.

I applied for the apprenticeship because I have always wanted to work in a medical setting and have a keen interest in nutrition. Undertaking the apprenticeship has helped me to develop my basic knowledge of human nutrition and the different roles of dietitians. It has also given me confidence in the working environment and when communicating with patients and other health professionals.

The apprenticeship has given me on the job training, a recognised qualification and essential experience of being in a working environment. In addition, I have also enjoyed learning about basic human nutrition and this has led me to decide that I want to progress and continue my career within nutrition and dietetics at Medway Community Healthcare.

Chris Gedge Chris Gedge
 Clinical service manager
 Stroke services

 Upon graduating from Brunel University in 2004, Medway 
 Community Healthcare gave me the perfect opportunity to apply my trade as a
 physiotherapist. I soon began working in the stroke team which gave me a fantastic
 chance to work within a highly skilled specialist multidisciplinary team, which lead me on
 a journey to my current position as service manager.

 In the stroke team I was given superb clinical and managerial support that contributed
 to my promotion to become a senior stroke physiotherapist and then a specialist stroke
 physiotherapist. With further training and development I became the first physiotherapist in the country to be an extended scope practitioner within hyperacute stroke care.

My journey continued further; with further development support I became an advanced practitioner, which gave me a much wider remit across the stroke team as an expert practitioner; leading and developing the whole service from acute hospital care to inpatient rehabilitation and community rehabilitation.

I have now worked my way up through the service to be the service manager for stroke services. This is an exciting and challenging new role for me and one in which I am learning new things every day.

I feel Medway Community Healthcare has provided me with brilliant training and support over the eight years of my professional career and it is this that has given me the confidence to progress and become the leader I am today. If Medway Community Healthcare can do it for me, it can for you too.