David is a rotational physiotherapist at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Professional Committee at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. He has a passion for healthcare after his previous career in the Royal Marines was cut short due to serious injury. A thread that has run through his life is self-development and making a difference.
He balances being an early career physiotherapist with being a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Professional Committee; where he provides expertise and insight on significant physiotherapy practice, learning and development issues. He also chairs the Armed Forces Committee within University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation which represents the armed forces community within the trust. He is passionate about servicemen and women having fulfilling careers after their service and how the NHS and Military collaborate to drive innovation.
He graduated from the University of Nottingham with 1st Class Honours in physiotherapy where he researched student physiotherapists perceptions of using social media for learning. He is currently a Healthcare Leadership Academy Scholar and is working on a project around early-career leadership.
He has interests in leadership, rehabilitation, healthcare policy and systems.
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I talk with David about how we might help people imagine a better future for health and care and find ways of self-organising to fight for it. We explore leadership and student leadership, universal basic income and the Enterprise Allowance amongst much else.