National ODP Day


Where did you start your career as an ODP and how long ago was that?

Dudley Group NHS Trust 2016


How does your role affect the care we provide to the patients and families within our Hospitals?

My role is to provide gold standard care to every patient and be their advocate.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

Making a difference to patients quality of life


What makes your unit a special place to work, and how would you describe the culture?

Everybody is like a family, we all work excellent together. We look out for each other and most importantly we work as a team.


Are there any particularly positive moments you have experienced or individuals you have worked with that stand out to you?

The dedication of every colleague to go above and beyond for patients to meet their needs.


Any other information?

West Midlands Hospital is a great hospital to work and be a part of.


Joe Turner 
ODP


Where did you start your career as an ODP and how long ago was that?

I did my training at Russell’s Hall Hospital and Qualified at West Midlands Hospital two and a half years ago.


How does your role affect the care we provide to the patients and families within our Hospitals?

As Surgical team leader, I am key in providing the equipment and resources to enable surgeons to deliver the required procedures. My Scrub and SFA roles also enables me to provide direct support to surgeons during those procedures to facilitate their best practice. My role also provides direct protection for patients through infection control and patient advocacy.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

The satisfaction of knowing all our work goes to creating better, pain reducing lives for our patients.


What makes your unit a special place to work, and how would you describe the culture?

We are a close knit team with people who look after each other and are willing to provide help and support. We all try to be the best we can every day.


Are there any particularly positive moments you have experienced or individuals you have worked with that stand out to you?

When the experienced members of the ortho team work together, it’s like poetry in motion!


Any other information?

Skills are skills that can be taught to most.

People, attitudes and desire are attributes that makes our team incredible! Never forget that!


Mark Barber ODP

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Where did you start your career as an ODP and how long ago was that?

I Qualified in 2007 and was seconded by the West Midlands Hospital which at the time was part of Capio Healthcare.


How does your role affect the care we provide to the patients and families within our Hospitals?

The role of an ODP has always been patient focused in the care we provide. It is paramount that we are the patients advocate at all times.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

Being an ODP enables us to perform all three aspects of clinical care- Anaesthetics, Scrub and Recovery. The most enjoyable part of being an ODP is knowing you have made a difference.


What makes your unit a special place to work, and how would you describe the culture?

Having worked in many healthcare setting, West Midlands and Stourside is by far the best. The professionalism and skill set the team have is second to none.


Are there any particularly positive moments you have experienced or individuals you have worked with that stand out to you?

Having worked in acute settings knowing that you have helped save lives or welcome new life is very rewarding.


Stewart Jones ODP

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Where did you start your career as an ODP and how long ago was that?
I started my training back in 2016 and worked at Rugby St Cross, Coventry, Worcester and Redditch hospitals from Coventry University.


How does your role affect the care we provide to the patients and families within our Hospitals?

As ODPs we deliver hands on care and are face to face with surgeons, anaesthetists and other allied health professionals to perform the patients needed surgeries.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

I like being with my team and working to get all our cases done in the day effectively and efficiently.


What makes your unit a special place to work, and how would you describe the culture?

Simply the people! We’ve got each other’s backs!


Are there any particularly positive moments you have experienced or individuals you have worked with that stand out to you?

The one person who made me want to be an ODP was my previous team leader S Preston.


Dan Read 

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