Since starting the Experts by Experience role as part of the Pathfinder Project we have been busy looking at various services including Virtual Clinics, Virtual Appointments and the opening of the Drumclay Facility and although the role takes up a bit of time, I really enjoy it.
Over the past week I have been involved in three meetings and as a result have seen the progression of three projects. I feel that it is my role as an EbE to drive forward innovation. As Tony Blair said ‘Education, Education, Education’ I think we need ‘Innovation, Innovation, Innovation’.
Until now we (EbEs) have had a number of meetings with the Chief Executive, Dr. Anne Kilgallen, and she has reassured us that Pathfinder is not a cost cutting project although if there are more cost effective ways of doing things, these should be implemented. I really enjoy working with Pathfinder and hope the people in this area realise that in order to make progress, we must be willing to adapt.