We provide you and your community with high quality specialist health and social care services.

About us

Who we are

Our aim is to be there when you or your family or carer need us most and help you stay as independent as possible.

We look after adults and children at home and at school. Our thousands of staff work across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.

We are very proud that our most recent Care Quality Commission rating for the care our staff provide is Outstanding. Read the latest report.

A not-for-profit social enterprise, we are funded by the NHS and local authorities. NHS care is free at the point of delivery. We are committed to serving our communities as a Community Interest Company, our activities provide benefit to all members of the population of the areas we cover.

Taking it Personally

Discover the values every member of our team hold dear and the foundations on which we provide care

our values

We are innovative in the way we deliver services to people and adopt the latest techniques in health and social care. This approach helps us to promote safe and high-quality services to meet the needs of people, their families and their carers.

Training, education and support for our staff is a crucial part of care innovation. We empower our staff to create their own ideas to make our services more responsive for the people who use them.

We work with individuals and partner organisations to make sure the care you receive is as joined-up as it can be and that everyone involved in your care knows what you need and when.

We also provide some services with partners, for example the Community Children’s Health Partnership in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

We are involved in Healthier Together, the STP (Sustainability and Transformation Plan) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Our Board is responsible for the day to day running and management of Sirona’s business. It is made up of our Senior Leadership Team of Executive Directors who are full time senior staff and an independent lay Chairman and Non-Executive Directors.

The Executive Directors bring to the Board clinical, operational and commercial experience and expertise while the Chair and Non-Executive Directors bring their skills and experience from a wide variety of roles in the community and in social and commercial enterprises.

The Board is accountable to the Members* of Sirona for its management of the organisation. The role of a Members is similar to that of a shareholder in a public limited company, except a Sirona Member does not hold any financial interest. Members perform this corporate governance role by receiving regular reports about our performance and participating in Members’ meetings and in general meetings.

We judge our success by listening to the views of those using our services. The real examples of the care and support given by our staff, with skill, compassion and respect, we know are a credit to us.

Our ongoing commitment to our service users is that we will provide services as we would wish to receive them ourselves, or for those we love.

Our ongoing commitment to our staff is that we will continue to value the huge contribution they make to Sirona’s success and we will always treat them fairly and with respect.

By us all working together, we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do.

You can meet our Senior Leadership Team, Board and Members below.

The Board is accountable to the Members of Sirona for its management of the Company.  The role of a Member is similar to that of a shareholder in a public limited company, save that a Member has no financial interest in the Company.  Members perform this corporate governance role by receiving regular reports on the Company’s performance and participating in Members’ meetings and in general meetings of the Company.

The overall responsibilities of members are derived from a combination of statute, common law, the Company’s Articles of Association and any additional rights agreed through a members’ agreement. These include, but are not restricted to:

  • Approving certain major transactions (e.g. property; loans)
  • Changes to the Company’s constitution;
  • Approving the appointment and re-appointment of the Company’s auditors;
  • Amending the Articles of Association
  • Ability to call a general meeting
  • Petition for a winding up order

The role of Members in governance is therefore an important one and members are appointed because they have an appropriate combination of expertise, experience and capacity to contribute to these key governance roles.

In addition to their governance responsibilities, Members also have wider responsibilities in contributing to the success of Sirona through:

  • Acting as an ambassador for the Company and championing its services
  • Being a sounding board for major strategic issues or decisions and responding to requests for comments or views
  • Being represented on the appointing panel of all Board Members
  • Monitoring and reviewing the performance of the Board especially in relation to ensuring that Sirona remains consistent to its community interest, vision, values and core offer
  • Being a ‘critical friend’ of the Company
  • Abiding by the standards of conduct

Constitution of Members

Classes of membership
% vote
No. of Members
Staff
24%
7
Service users
24%
7
Strategic partners
21%
5
Independent partners
20%
5
Director
11%
2
100%
26

Senior Leadership

Janet Rowse

Chief Executive

Janet leads the organisation and ensures she spends time each week talking to staff or going to visit services to help her know how it feels to be working in Sirona or receiving care from Sirona. She has been our Chief Executive since Sirona was founded.

She also spends time working with other Chief Executives and Directors from other provider and commissioning organisations across the region.

Janet lives in Mendip and has family across the South West.

Clive Bassett

Finance Director

Clive joined Sirona in December 2019 as Finance Director. Clive has been a Finance Director for 17 years - both in permanent and interim roles, in a variety of sectors. For the last nine years, Clive has been a Trustee at Prospect Hospice in Swindon, where he has also held the roles of Deputy Chair and Chair of the Finance and Income Generation Committee.

Clive is a Chartered Accountant, recently completing the ICAEW Non-Executive Director Certificate. In his spare time Clive likes get out and enjoy the Cotswolds - whether it be on foot, or on his vintage bike.

Jenny Theed

Director of Operations

Jenny, who has also been with Sirona since it was founded in 2011, describes her role as a privilege as she is able to get involved or oversee the delivery of a range of services and innovative developments.

Jenny brings a wealth of clinical experience having trained as a Nurse and as a Health Visitor.

Julie Sharma

Director of Transformation

Julie has been working in health and social care for 40 years and is at the heart of supporting change in current services and bidding for new business.

Her team works behind-the-scenes yet closely with front line services. She can be working with colleagues exploring new models of service and visioning for the future one day, and drafting a submission to demonstrate how Sirona can add value to local services in other areas the next.

She is passionate about Sirona's commitment to ensuring that we look after each of our staff and service users in a way that we would want to be looked after ourselves or for our families.

Mike Richards, Director of Therapies and Allied Health Professionals

Mike Richards

Director of Therapies and Allied Health Professionals

Mike joined Sirona in April 2020 from Weston Area Health NHS Trust where he was Associate Director of Professionals. With a clinical background as a Speech and Language Therapist, Mike has worked at Weston since 2011 and, since moving to Bristol in 2005, he has had experience working in and with a number of organisations across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Kate Rush, Medical Director

Dr Kate Rush

Medical Director

Kate joined Sirona in February 2020 from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group where she was Associate Medical Director.
While at the CCG she was also the Clinical Lead for End of Life Care, Homelessness and High Impact Users.
Kate is also leading the development of Clinical Leadership within the CCG. Kate trained at the University of Bristol and since then has worked in a number of local acute and primary care settings before becoming a GP partner first in Fishponds and then in Easton. Kate is Sirona’s Caldicott Guardian.

Dr Roy Sharma is our Responsible Officer.

Sarah Margetts

HR Director

Sarah was appointed HR Director in the summer of 2018. She joined Sirona as Head of HR in 2015 having previously led HR teams in a number of different organisations including the charity and not-for-profit sector, as well as education and social care.

She has worked in HR for more than 20 years, and initially started her career as an apprentice working in a Local Authority, later becoming a full chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Mary Lewis, Director of Nursing

Mary Lewis

Director of Nursing

Mary joined Sirona in April 2020 as our Director of Nursing from North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) where she was Director of Nursing and Therapies.

Mary set up and holds the position of Trustee on the Lifetime Children’s Trust, worked as an Executive Nurse with the Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust and held the Deputy Director of Nursing role at the Royal United Hospital in Bath before joining NSCP in 2016.

Linda Frankland

Deputy Director of Finance

Linda is a qualified accountant and is passionate about ensuring that finance is seen as a key enabler for the organisation to achieve high quality and effective service provision.

Linda manages Sirona's Finance and Payroll teams.

Non-Executive Directors

Simon Knighton

Chairman

Simon has chaired Sirona since its foundation in 2011 and brings a wealth of experience from industry and from working in a number of socially based businesses, including as Chief Executive of the NHS Expert Patients Programme.

Simon is passionate about the provision of high quality health and social care services for all in our communities and takes a particular interest in promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing. He is a keen climber and mountaineer himself, having reached 7800m on the challenging Everest north ridge, and has twice sailed the Atlantic.

Simon is married with four children and lives in Wiltshire.

Paul May

Non-Executive Director

Paul joined Sirona in August 2015 as he believed the opportunity for front line staff to work together for the benefit of our community was so crucial to more joined up care that he wanted to be part of making that happen. Paul is also a councillor with Bath & North East Somerset Council serving Publow and Whitchurch ward.

He has around 50 years of public sector experience including non-executive directorships with health organisations and believes the staff are our most valuable asset.

Amanda Cheesley

Non-Executive Director

Amanda Cheesley joined Sirona at the end of 2017. She is a qualified nurse who is the UK professional lead for End of Life Care and Long Term Conditions at the Royal College of Nursing.

She has worked at Guy's Hospital in London, as a member of the Mountain Rescue Team in the Lake District and as the Matron for the Eskdale Centre.

Amanda has also worked in Bristol and South Gloucestershire in various roles including being a district nurse and Service Manager of Intermediate Care in South Gloucestershire.

In 2015 she took part in the Clipper Round the World Sailing Race raising money for Breast Cancer describing it as an experience that fluctuated between complete terror, exhaustion and exhilaration!

She was drawn to the role at Sirona as she shares the values and ambitions of involving people including staff in developing and improving care but also because she wanted to give something back to her community.

Simon MacSorley, Non-Executive Director

Simon MacSorley

Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair

Simon joined Sirona in April 2020. His professional background is in Estates Management and he has worked at executive level in the healthcare, education and charity sectors as well as holding other non-executive Director roles.

He is also Chair of a charity which provides investment funding to improve the quality of care services for older people and he is Vice-Chair of a multi-academy trust managing seven schools in South Gloucestershire.

He wanted to join Sirona as he is committed to improving healthcare services - particularly in his own community area. He is married with two children and lives in Downend, Bristol.

Lorna Harrison Non Executive Director

Lorna Harrison

Non-Executive Director

Lorna joined Sirona in October 2020 and is Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee.

Prior to joining Sirona Lorna held a similar role within North Somerset Community Partnership and was a Non Executive on a housing association.

During her career Lorna held Director positions with Wrigley / Mars Confectionary company and worked in the UK , Germany and USA, where she held Finance, logistic and Procurement roles.

Lorna now lives in North Somerset and is passionate about working within the local community to support a healthier and fairer environment.
Lorna is married and has two grown up children.

Nura Aabe

Associate Non-Executive Director

Nura Aabe has built on her personal experience of having a child with autism to founding and helping to run the community organisation called Autism Independence. The organisation supports marginalised families affected with autism.
She has been pioneering raising awareness of autism in the Somali community.
Nura is currently a PhD student at the University of Bristol and a TEDx speaker. She is also currently writing two different chapters for autism related books.
Nura is also a lived experience consultant and a researcher.

Service User Members

Ron Hardie

Service User Member

Please tell us a little about yourself

I am a retired Aerospace senior manager, during my career I worked abroad a lot as a quality management systems lead assessor, I have worked in Russia, China, S Korea and the USA and Europe and many others in between! I have held a number of voluntary roles – as a Parish councillor and chair for 15 years, I am vice chair of community engagement group and chair of the trustees of Cadbury Heath Hall. In addition I was a school governor for 12 years.

Why did you want to become a Member of Sirona?

Having had a bit of a medical emergency a few years ago I was really impressed with the way Sirona integrated into my care and the opportunity to influence, in some small way, toward their development was too good to miss!

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I hope to be able to bring some of my experience from a different view point into play and contribute in whatever way I can.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I think the future is bright and Sirona can be a large part of that by continuing to provide care in a proactive and meaningful way, never forgetting the patients of course.

What message do you have for staff?

Firstly a massive ‘Thanks’ for all you have done in the last few challenging months ,keep doing it and make this organisation the best and the benchmark.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

So many things so just a couple ,I am a licensed radio amateur and work extensively with emergency comms ,I am deputy controller for Bristol and Somerset ,I am also a fanatical fly fisherman and help to run a club with over 200 members.

Nalin Parmar

Service User Member

Please tell us a little about yourself

I worked ‘man and boy’ in the UK rail infrastructure business. Prior to retiring in 2010, I was as the Business Adviser to the Finance Director of Network Rail reviewing and advising on major investments and change management. I have extensive experience of business issues and corporate governance.
I have considerable experience in managing volunteer groups and I am currently Treasurer for the Bristol and Gloucester Gliding Club.
I studied Aeronautics and qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Certified Accountant.

Why did you want to become a Member of Sirona?

In the mid-nineties I was diagnosed with an auto immune condition. Since then I have used the health service extensively, from GPs to specialists and recently Sirona. I have received good care from Sirona and (the NHS) and believe that I can make a contribution to that good care continuing in the future. I bring not only professionalism to this role but also insight gained as a result of long and extensive experience as a patient.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

My multiple skills and experience are well suited to critically reviewing financial and operational performance and more generally a range of business issues and I am suitably qualified to monitor safety performance.
As a Service User Member I believe I can aid Management with sensitivity in assuring good Governance.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

Health care has to move from transactional to whole person, whole life, as demographics and expectations change. Care in Community organisations are well placed to benefit from this. Sirona with careful planning and selective changes can realise its potential from these changes.

What message do you have for staff?

The future is good.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I was bitten by a scorpion when a toddler in India. I survived.
Some years later I was bitten by a venomous snake, again in India. There was no hospital nearby nor were we sure of the type of snake and four fang tips were recovered from my toe. Many decades later I am still here to tell the tale of how I survived!

Dawn May

Service User Member

Please tell us a little about yourself

My father was in the RAF and we moved around a lot as accommodation was in short supply after the war. I attended 15 different schools which was educationally a challenge but personally very empowering. It gave me a critical eye and an ability to evaluate and compare. I wanted to become an Educational Psychologist, helping those for whom school wasn’t working, as it very often hadn’t for me and started on that journey by first teaching, to get a feel for what went wrong. Then I married and went on to have three children and remained a classroom teacher – not wanting to feel I was both an inadequate mother and an inadequate Ed Psych – often a woman’s dilemma I have found.
Latterly I worked with BCH supporting their bid, but since Sirona won, I have been pleasantly surprised to find them very rewarding to work with.
I’m a vocal but much appreciated member of the Parkinson’s Patient Group of my GP surgery.

Why did you want to become a Member of Sirona?

I have attended Sirona consultation meetings since the bid for Adult Community Services was first being worked on and was very impressed by the care taken by Sirona to consult all parties involved, service users as well as professionals. Listening and integrating into your plan elements of what had been said at the meetings. Senior management attended these meetings and there is a transparency and honesty about your organisation which brings a breath of fresh air to healthcare. Sirona feels to be a learning organisation, flexible and responsive. I especially appreciate that you have Freedom to Speak up Guardians, as without this I believe an organisation can’t learn and grow.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I hope to inform and clarify strategic decisions affecting service users directly and to communicate these decisions succinctly to other service users. I am not afraid to ask questions and I have always found Sirona management willing to answer thoughtfully and openly. My experiences have taught me how to communicate clearly and simply in ‘plain English’.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I think that Sirona will be seen as a model of good practice, to be emulated by other community healthcare providers, promoting and supporting the adoption of healthy lifestyles and well-being amongst our population. I see Sirona as a successful, well-run healthcare provider, whose focus is on pro-active community initiatives and quality care rather than on growth in the sector. It may be possible to do both – but slowly and without compromising on quality.

What message do you have for staff?

Your professionalism, compassion and energy enabled the contract handover amidst the COVID crisis to proceed smoothly – Thank you!

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I am a writer and a poet. I have written books for families affected by Parkinson’s, to enable them through stories, to talk about their own situation more comfortably. I have written RAPS, including one for teenagers affected by Parkinson’s disease in their family and some in French, and stories about a little boy called Billy. I write poetry about everything! From Parkinson’s disease through reflections on COVID both humorous and serious, love poems to my husband and grandchildren and reflections on nature and life in general.

Brian Duffy

Service User Member

Please tell us a little about yourself

I am self-employed and have been running my own corporate finance business for over 30 years raising funding for all types of companies in the UK. Married to Karen I have two daughters and two grandchildren aged 6 and 10 years old and live in South Gloucestershire.

Why did you want to become a Member of Sirona?

I applied to be a member at Sirona because I am interested in healthcare and want to contribute to Sirona’s future growth. Becoming a member of Sirona is a wonderful opportunity to have my say about healthcare in my community.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I have limited knowledge about health care issues so I want to learn about care in our community and if I can make a small contribution as a member and help Sirona deliver improved services, then I feel I will be contributing.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

Sirona are a vitally important healthcare provider with many challenges to come, not least of all is the use of technology to enhance its services. I am very excited about having an involvement in its growth.

What message do you have for staff?

You really are genuine heroes who we need to cherish and nurture. Thank you for being there for us.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I am a senior county referee for the Gloucestershire Football Association currently officiating in adult men’s leagues in Bristol on Saturday afternoons.

Kelly Lloyd

Service User Member

Please tell us a little about yourself

I am a mum of 4 children with 2 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition. I currently work in an autism specialist school and am a keen ambassador for the autism community. In my spare time, which is not much, I enjoy going for country walks with my dog and love towing my caravan to the seaside as much as possible. I am also a parent rep for South Glos Parent Careers.

Why did you want to become a Member of Sirona?

I really wanted there be a voice of the parenting/child community and at the time there weren’t many service users from the demographic.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I try to reflect on what I hear through schools and parenting groups collectively and make a difference where possible by raising awareness. I hope by doing this it will improve the local services.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I love the fact Sirona are so innovative and seem to really care about their staff. Together, this is a recipe for great success in order to continue to improve services for the public.

What message do you have for staff?

Believe in what you do and why you do it, it is truly seen and appreciated by all. I think you are all superstars!

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I once tap danced on the Bristol Hippodrome stage!

Katherine Kinlocke

Staff Members

Neil Gokani

Specialist Community Children’s Physiotherapist

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a Specialist Community Children’s Physiotherapist and have worked in the NHS for 19 years. I live in Bristol and serve the local community in the heart of Bristol.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

I believe that Members are vital to steering and shaping Sirona and I strive to have some influence on how Sirona develops and grows within our community.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I endeavour to contribute positively to decision making and ensuring a balanced decision is reached for the organisation and ensuring Sirona can deliver on its social value commitments to our local communities.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I am very positive about the future of Sirona and I envisage that Sirona continues to work in partnership with our local community to continue to build on the strengths of our services and transform the way we deliver services to meet the needs of our community.

What message do you have for staff?

I want to serve our staff and I strive to act as an ambassador for Sirona as well as championing Sirona’s services I also want to highlight the importance of staff wellbeing.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I’m an avid travel photographer in my spare time and have won awards as well as having had my work displayed in a national museum.

Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt

Head of IT

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

Happily married with 3 children (two adults now doing their own thing and one starting 6th form in September). Currently IT Lead for Sirona, having started my NHS career a long time ago in 1996.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

I’ve always been interested in how a large healthcare organisation operates and thought that I could use the experience I have had from being a trustee to Sirona especially around governance and strategy.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

As a previous member for the last two years I want to help bring our new members on board and ensure that the membership represents the new Sirona bringing all organisations together.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

Sirona has a very good future ahead of it – having a long contract awarded means we have the time to put some very real changes in place that will impact the delivery of healthcare across BNSSG for both our staff and the communities that we support.

What message do you have for staff?

Sirona is a great organisation to join – I’ve never wanted to work anywhere else. We’ve been through the lows and the highs over the last few years, but I think we’ve never lost the Taking it Personally mentality which is a genuine part of Sirona and not just another tagline. As a staff member, we represent all of you in the organisation, something which I and I’, sure my fellow members take very seriously.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I spent 16 years as a volunteer police officer (Special Constable) in Avon and Somerset then Wiltshire Police – held rank of sergeant when I left three years ago and after that became a trustee for Wiltshire School of Gymnastics where I am now the charities chair.

Sean Hegarty

SPA Case Manager

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a paramedic by background and have lived in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset areas all of my life. I am married and have two children who like to keep me on my toes. I am also a student with the open university with an interest in healthcare leadership and management. Within Sirona I can be found in the Bristol Single Point of Access (SPA) where I am a case manager.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

I am passionate about the delivery of high quality, patient centred healthcare to patients. With a comprehensive background across the NHS, private, and voluntary sectors, I felt that I have a lot of knowledge and experience to offer to the role.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

My main hope is that I will be able to be a voice at the top level of the organisation, one that can be used to help guide future strategy and ensure governance is maintained across all areas of the business.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I believe that as the new enlarged organisation becomes more aligned and services able to cross traditional boundaries that Sirona has the opportunity to lead by example and to reach an outstanding rating with the CQC.

What message do you have for staff?

I believe that it is the staff that can make or break any organisation, and at Sirona it is no different. We need to support the entire workforce so that coming to work is a pleasure rather than a chore, with their hard work duly recognised and rewarded.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

When I left school I studied with what was then Brunel College (now City of Bristol College) where I qualified as a Nursery Nurse.

Chris Palmer

Locality Hub Manager – Weston & Worle

Please tell us a little about yourself

I am a former Matron and Operations Manager for Urgent Care with a 6 year history of working in Community Nursing. I started in the community as a member of Rapid Response in North Somerset which instilled in me a real love of Admission-avoidance work. During my career I have gained a breadth of health and care experiences working in Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, Homeless Outreach services and Psychiatric Intensive Care. I also volunteered for over 10 years working crewing ambulances for a festival medical services charity. I am a North Somerset resident and take pride in working with the fantastic health services operating within our community

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

I chose to apply for this role because I want to help to influence the way in which Sirona provides services to our communities, whilst upholding our values and requiring a high standard of inclusivity, clinical expertise and care across our services.
Within my career I have always sought to get “stuck in” particularly where service enhancement and business development is concerned. I volunteered to join Sirona early as part of the mobilisation team to help bring into reality the vision for Acute and Reactive Care services. I saw then, what I hope to still see in the future; which was an organisation seeking to do the “right thing” in an inclusive and progressive way. An organisation that understands that a community “feel”, doesn’t have to be restricted to small scale geography and that making a difference in peoples’ lives means taking our mission personally.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I hope to be a part of helping to keep the values at the heart of strategic decision making by supportively holding our organisation to account and by insisting upon impeccable governance standards and a patient-focused strategy so that Sirona remains an organisation to be proud of, that has a positive impact in people’s lives

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I think the future will bring an ongoing need to find ways to keep care in the community and a greater reliance on technology to support innovation to meet this challenge. I look forward to the next evolution of Sirona as an organisation that promotes courage in its care and develops services in a bold and brave way to ensure sustainability and a reduction in inequality for our communities.

What message do you have for staff?

Given the challenges of the past few months, there really is only one thing to say, which is an enormous Thank You for all that you have done (and keep on doing!). We all are moved by your courageous efforts and so proud of the care and compassion you resiliently show every single day.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I am a massive American Football fan (New England Patriots for those who may know!) and attending a Superbowl one day is high up on my bucket list!

Lauren Deadman

Lauren Deadman

Clinical Systems Facilitator

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

Originally from Essex, I moved to the South West nine years ago with my partner Joe. Following a decision to change career from working in the retail sector, I joined the Systems Team working on the Post Deployment of SystmOne. For the last six years I have worked as part of a team to successfully deploy EMIS Web to thirty two services, supporting the business analysis and configuration of EMIS as a Clinical Systems Facilitator. I am also Sirona’s representative on the national EMIS Enhancement Requests Board.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

In my time with Sirona, I have been given lots of fantastic opportunities to learn so much about health care. I wanted to become a member so I could challenge myself to learn more to further support and promote Sirona.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I want to be part of a group, working together that helps to support and guide Sirona’s very exciting future. I want to bring my personality and enthusiasm to the role by sharing my skills, which I have gained from working in IT.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

The future of Sirona is one I am very proud to be a part of. The coming together of our three areas is a very exciting time. I see lots more collaborative working through our wealth of knowledge, IT systems and great passion for the care & health of the community we serve! We can only grow stronger together as we navigate the ‘new normal’!

What message do you have for staff?

Sirona has come together in an amazing way in the recent months, which shows how we remain committed to providing the community with the highest quality health and care services. I am very grateful and excited about this new opportunity. I am looking forward to working closely with the other Members of Sirona, and learning more about how I can play a part in continuing to support the organisation.

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I am a qualified hairdresser. I trained when I was 17, and although I loved the creativity of the role I decided to take a different path. I do the odd haircut from time to time which has come in handy lately.

Corinne Robinson

Service Transformation Lead

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

I am an allied health professional – Physiotherapist with 20 years’ clinical and leadership experience. I have been with Sirona for 6 years and am currently in a Service Transformation Programme Lead Role. I have previously held an Operational Lead Role in the Community Respiratory Service for South Gloucestershire setting up a new service. My young family keep me busy outside of work but I do manage to find the time to exercise and have even been known to do the odd triathlon.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

As an organisation I feel that Sirona have been fully supportive of my personal development and I feel it is now the time to give something back, sharing my experience and skills at an organisational level.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

I hope to make a positive contribution to the board to by ensuring that as an independent company we strive to provide the very best and sustainable health and care for our communities and workforce, through ensuring robust corporate governance and collaborative working.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

I feel the future is very promising. We have the unique opportunity play an integral role in transforming services to best meet people’s needs for both health and wellbeing. This will only be achieved through working collaboratively with our system partners and each other. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…

What message do you have for staff?

A massive Thank You to all the staff for doing what they do every day without a conscious thought…

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I love phlegm, hate marmite and my favourite colour is actually purple!

Rosalind Green

Senior Urgent Care Practitioner

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

I currently work as a Snr Urgent Care Practitioner at the Urgent Treatment Centre; previously worked as a paramedic and clinical team leader for South East Coast Ambulance in Kent, before moving back to Bristol in 2015. I have 17yrs clinical experience. I live with my partner and my 3yr old son in Bristol.

Why did you want to become a member of Sirona?

I am very keen to become involved in the future development of Sirona and excited by the individual development opportunities this gives me. I feel privileged to be able to represent the staff group.

What do you hope to achieve as a Member?

To be part of the team that continues to help drive Sirona as a successful organisation.

What do you think the future holds for Sirona?

To continue to develop as a successful brand offering clinical care for pts across BNSSG in many different specialities.

What message do you have for staff?

We have all done an amazing job during the covid-19 pandemic, but we always do an amazing job, so why would this have been any different?

Please can you tell us something about yourself that not many people might know?

I have a huge shoe collection, that is still growing, albeit more slowly since my son came along and unfortunately nowadays I am mainly a trainers girl. However I have never, and will never, own a pair of Crocs. Sorry if that offends anyone!