Jyoti Sood, GPwSI, Dermatology
Jyoti has been with Communitas Clinics for 4 years, after joining the team following a recommendation from a friend. She was already a specialist in dermatology before she joined the team, but hadn’t had any experience of surgery.
Communitas has supported Jyoti through training in order to equip her with the necessary skills to carry out minor surgeries in her clinics. “I could say when I was ready to do the training and when I felt competent – I was in charge of the green light – so they made sure I was fully confident in delivering procedures and gave me extra support, even after I was qualified.”
Jyoti says “I was expecting it to be like any other company and it isn’t. The whole team is focussed on clinical outcomes, support is ongoing and they don’t ignore any cogs within the machine, so you never feel like you have to turn the wheel by yourself. My first clinic was a breath of fresh air, the atmosphere is so supportive I am able to focus on my specialism; treating patients with dermatology issues.
“Communitas offers all the opportunities you need to maintain your CPD. They have various methods – Clinical Governance meetings, early appraisals, joint clinics, clinics with consultants. There’s a great team approach within the company, and if you [clinicians] have feedback or suggestions as to how the service can be improved the management team are responsive and listen to suggestions. We also have excellent back up from the administrative team, and patients give excellent feedback about the service.
“I’ve already recommended Communitas to other GPs as a great place to work!”