International Women's Day 2019

Author: Grace LoveladyDate: 2 weeks 5 days Ago
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, we are showcasing some of the inspirational, intelligent and fabulous women that we have the pleasure of working with in NHS Finance. We feel that the following women are a strong representation of the diverse, hard working and highly skilled females that make up over 60% of the finance workforce in the NHS today. Watch, learn and read more about them below...



Tarryn Lake, Deputy Chief Finance Officer, NHS Sunderland CCG



"One piece of advice that I would offer to others who want to progress into senior finance positions is to really to get yourself out there, and ask for help and support in your development. It's my expereince that people are more than willing to offer their time up and support you, even very senior individuals in the NHS".



Watch the full interview here.












 
Lillian Auma, Head of Costing & SLR, Croyden Health Services NHS Trust


“I can’t say enough about mentoring. I usually like to blend into the background and not put myself forward, but through working with my mentor and planning where I needed to be, I achieved my goal within a year.”



Read the full career story here.


















 
Hayley Ringrose, Chief Financial Analyst, Stockport NHS FT


“Don’t be overwhelmed by rejection and setbacks, persevere, know your own strength and keep pushing to achieve what you want to achieve”



Watch the full interview here.








 






 
Lei Wei, Finance Director, North West London Collaboration of CCGs


“One thing that has always motivated me is to make a difference to people's lives. I knew that by working for the NHS, however small a job and no matter how far away from the front line, I would be able to contribute to the public"



Read the full career story here.


















 
Jane Tomkinson OBE, CEO, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS FT


"You've absolutely got to be grounded in doing the right thing for patient care and for your staff. If you stick to those principles you won't go wrong" 



Read the full career story here.


















 
Debbi Wallis, Deputy Head of Strategic Planning, NHS Bolton CCG
 


"Finance is involved in everything – you can have an impact from an individual patient scan right up to setting up a new service or building a brand-new hospital. This can be hard to see when you’re crunching numbers on a spreadsheet or processing invoices but is important to remember.”



Read the full career story here.















 
Gayle Wells, Strategic Head of Financial Management, Mersey Care NHS FT


"My role really challenged me as there were times I was way outside of my comfort zone, but knowing I had my manager's full support, and had built relationships with non-finance colleagues, it gave me the confidence to grow"



Read the full career story here.