Meet our new Clinic Practice Manager

We talk to Rhonda Card our new Clinic Practice Manager about what brought her to the AECC and how she is finding her time with us so far...

Tell us about your role at the college:
My role is to oversee the running of the clinic to ensure that both patients and students receive the best possible service available from the clinic team and facilities available. The clinic is different from a normal busy clinic reception because not only are the team required to meet the needs of the patients but they also required to balance the needs of the students and the tutors – not as easy as it looks! I am delighted to work with such a great bunch of professionals.

Where have you joined us from?:
I have spent the past five years within the NHS and Public Health as a project manager, most recently managing the delivery of the NHS Health Check programme for Dorset. I was attracted to the AECC as a health education provider with a worldwide reputation.  I like the fact that the college is a relatively small organisation with big ambitions to grow and I am looking forward to contributing to the long term development plans of the institution.

What do you think of the AECC so far?:
The most striking thing about the AECC is that once you are on site you forget that you are in the middle of Dorset's largest urban area, despite the bustle of the clinic on its busiest days, the environment feels relatively calm and relaxed. It's also a bonus that the beach is just a five minute walk from the college gates! Everyone has been so helpful and I have received a very warm welcome from staff, students and patients.

What do you enjoy outside of work?:
I enjoy getting out and about in Dorset on foot or by bike; my husband and I own a very old sailing dinghy in which we potter around Poole harbour and surrounds.