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A day in the life of ... Sophie Kershaw (Co-Director FDAC National Unit)
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Sophie Kershaw Co-Director FDAC National Unit
What is your position andwhat you do on a day-to-day basis?
I'm the Co-director ofthe FDAC National Unit. The main aim of the National Unit is to supportthe development of FDACs around the country so I am jointly responsible for thenational leadership and implementation of the FDAC programme. Day to daymy job is very varied in fact no two days are the same. It includesstrategy and policy development programme management clinical leadership anddevelopment training practitioners research site support and development andbusiness planning. So in the last week I have spent 3 days training a newFDAC team and their FDAC judges which has been really interesting andinspiring. I've also spent time on our new development Early FDAC supervised the development team attended a regional steering group andplanned the next Network meeting for local authorities interested in developingFDAC.
How long have you been inthis role and what brought you here?
This is a new role sinceApril this year when the National Unit was formed following a successful bid to the Innovation programme
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