Saadet - IWD 2023

International Women’s Day – Meet Saadet

Wednesday 9th March 2023 is International Women’s Day #IWD2023 with this year’s theme being #EmbraceEquity.

We spoke to some colleagues to find out more about what they do, how being a woman adds something different to the way they deliver their role, and what equity means to them.

Firstly, we spoke to Sadeet, a practice manager in Newham.

Why did you decide to become a Practice Manager? 
To improve primary care services in the local area and to contribute to a better health care for patients from different backgrounds.
To learn more about the primary care settings and to help clinicians who are working in a Practice to give excellent patient care and to encourage staff members to progress in primary care.  

What do you enjoy most about your role?
The constant change in the NHS and the challenges that it brings not just to the practice but to my role. 
I enjoy meeting different people who have different roles in the primary care and learning from them to improve our own Practice. 

Do you think being a woman adds something different to the way you deliver your role?
Yes, I feel am more empathetic to patients and staff and more understanding especially to staff members who may need extra support and advice in the workplace. 

How do you relax outside of work?
Reading books and travelling. 

What would be your message to your younger self?
Make sure you have a clear cut off point between work and personal life. 

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is equity. What does equity mean to you?
Equity for me means being treated the same as my male colleagues and to have the same opportunities and sayings as men. To not be looked down upon because of my gender. 

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