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Dawn O'Brien

PCA Manager

I am the Manager of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Academy. I started my career in the NHS 16 years ago working as a receptionist for a GP surgery in Hyde. After 5 years I then moved to an administrator role in the NHS working with a children’s team. After 7 years I then moved to Tameside Hospital as part of the Foundation Team working with junior doctors and their education and I was then offered a post setting up the new Enhanced Training Programme which was to look at the introduction of new roles within Primary Care and developing placements for undergraduate students with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in Primary Care.

In July 2018 I was offered the opportunity to become the Manager of the HMR Primary Care Academy working with the wonderful Dr Gill Tonge and Rochdale Health Alliance, developing a team that will hopefully help change Primary Care across HMR! I have a passion for education and feel that with the team we are building then the Academy will go from strength to strength.

I am also mum to two wonderful children (most of the time), myself and my partner (Andy) are also foster parents to two other children and have fostered for 7 years, we recently added to the chaos with our adorable Morkie puppy Maggie. We enjoy walking and looking for dog-friendly places to take Maggie Moo to explore!

Dawn O'Brien
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