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Suzanne Rastrick from NHS England visits Leatherhead Hospital

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for NHS England, Suzanne Rastrick, visited Leatherhead Hospital on 15 November to find out about our services. 

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Suzanne spent the afternoon meeting a number of our Allied Health Professionals and learning about children's community services in Surrey. She met staff who shared case studies and posters.

Suzanne also shared some motivational thoughts over lunch and spoke about the national difficulties in recruiting to key roles and her ambition to help tackle this.

The Allied Health Professional's conference took place the day before, on 14 November, at the HG Wells Centre in Guildford, where Suzanne delivered inspiring talks on the commitment to leadership and the importance of the Allied Health Professionals voice, influence and visibility.

Sandra Pycock, Children and Family Health Surrey Head of West said: "It was an inspiring conference reminding us all of the breadth of Allied Health Professionals skills and our ideal place to lead and support change and improvement for children and young people. 

"The visit from Suzanne was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the excellent work of our Allied Health Professionals, Suzanne was impressed by our enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference across the Children and Family Health Surrey partnership".