Meet The Team: Laurence Quirk
Hi, I’m Laurence Quirk, one of the Learning and Development Managers at NATH. In my role I’m helping to plan a training programme of events for staff working in all roles across primary care. All our training is based on the results of survey we sent out earlier in the year. I also manage funding for staff learning and development. The funds support the a range of primary care staff to access short courses and higher education programmes which develop their clinical and non-clinical skills.
I have two degrees, the first in Geography and the second in Leadership & Management. My career until now has been based in the voluntary sector. I’ve worked locally and nationally, developing staff, volunteers and bringing communities together. Throughout the vast majority of my working life, I’ve worked in partnership with the NHS, on programmes such as patient and public involvement in joint commissioning, public health / healthy communities, prevention initiatives and patient participation groups.
This is my second role here at NATH, so I must love it. I feel privileged to be able to support staff who are working so hard make a difference to the lives of their patients. I’m passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion issues and a mental health first aider for team NATH.
Outside of work, I’m out every day, in all weathers with my dogs and at the gym a couple of times a week. I’m a trustee of a small charity bringing together the community of Beeston Rylands and an emergency response volunteer for the British Red Cross.
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