We loved this throwback photo of our new Clinical Director of Pharmacy, Elizabeth Street. A big CHFT welcome to her and our thanks for sharing all this info in our latest hello My Name Is....
Hello my name is Elisabeth Street. I recently joined the Trust and am also new to Yorkshire. I am moving up from Cheshire where I currently live in Macclesfield (famous for silk, the Maclads and Ian Curtis.) I have two children, both who have flown the nest and are now at university. My daughter Harriet is 21 and studying medicine in Bristol and my son Charlie is 19 and studying business management in Manchester. I am originally from Stafford where I went to school and lived until I went to Uni.
What is your position?
Clinical Director of Pharmacy
Summarise your career background
Prior to this post I was working as the chief pharmacist at Burton Hospitals NHS Trust and before that I was the deputy chief pharmacist at East Cheshire Trust. My clinical background is as an ICU pharmacist. I went to Cardiff University, where I studied pharmacy . I completed my pre-registration year working for Cooperative chemist in Cardiff and then I worked for Boots as a relief manager in the valleys of South Wales. I then moved to Edinburgh and worked at Boots there and then to Hemel Hempstead. In 2003 I left Boots to start work as a junior pharmacist in the NHS. I went back to university in Manchester to study for my clinical diploma and then also completed my non-medical prescribing course and a masters module in critical care.
What is the highlight of your career so far?
When my team won a Trust staff award. It was Innovation award for delivery of technician ward-based services
Sum up your role in three words
Rewarding, varied, engaging
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A nurse. But I joined St Johns' Ambulance and went off the idea after seeing blood and body fluids.
When you are not at work how do you relax?
Walking my dog, who's a miniature schnauzer, catching up with friends, running and enjoying a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk
What is your favourite place?
Morfa Nefyn beach in North Wales
What would people be surprised to know about you?
Me being made to wear a yellow duckling outfit was not one of my better looks
The NHS is 70 this year. How does that make you feel?
Very glad to work for such a great institution