Senior Programme Manager (Dementia Clinical Theme and Patient Experience) Health Innovation Network

Sam always brings a fresh perspective to our work and is a pleasure to have as part of the team.

She has supported us to try out new ways of doing things and to take risks – that usually pay off! For example, at a recent high profile user-involvement event, Sam sourced a poet to help stimulate creative thinking and capture the main learning points from the day. Despite some initial scepticism on our part, the poet was a huge success and helped make it a truly memorable day.

I think a lot of this success has been down to her own depth of experience and knowledge, but also her fantastic network of high calibre contacts – if she can’t do something herself she always knows someone who can.