Flexible Working Advisor
An introduction to Flexible Training Advisor Felicity Meyer.
'I am a full-time Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Chief of Service for Surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. As a trainee, I worked less than full-time (LTFT) for two years after taking advice from Su-Anna Boddy, the first ever RCSEng Flexible Training Advisor.
My current Chief of Service for Surgery role involves day-to-day management and mediation within all surgical and anaesthetic specialities and I was also Chair of the East of England Network for Vascular Surgery during the rationalisation of services which has given me valuable experience in difficult negotiations.
I have been a member of Women in Surgery (WinS) since its inception as WinS and have published on why women choose surgical careers. I am also the LTFT Advisor for Vascular Surgery in the Eastern Deanery, which involves trainee mentoring and rotation planning. I have considerable experience in presenting at regional, national and international meetings and do regular presentations to medical students about surgical career pathways.
As I have both personal and supervisory experience of flexible working, I understand the challenges that this entails, particularly since funding for these posts has been reduced. Nevertheless, I am passionate about making surgery a flexible and inclusive career without loss of quality for both surgeons and patients'.
If you have any questions about flexible working or would like to contact our Flexible Training and Working Advisor, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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