The First Minister expressed her thanks to trainees and NHS staff during a recent Podcast interview.
The “Leading Insights: Leadership stories from the public sector and beyond” podcast series focuses on the topic of leadership. Dr Kate Arrow and Dr Thomas Lamont interview senior leaders from the public and third sectors about their careers and leadership advice. Guests so far include: Prof. Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director), Ms Angiolina Foster (CEO NHS24), Sarah Davidson (CEO Carnegie UK) and Cat Macauley (Chief Design Officer).
Kate and Thomas asked the First Minister the lessons she has learned about herself and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The First Minister gave advice on how to make decisions and how to reduce social media silos. She also discussed advice that she would give her younger self and explained her 'in another life job'.
The Leading Insights Podcast series was started by Kate whilst completing the ‘Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship’ with the Scottish Government. Kate is an Anaesthetist, and Thomas a registrar in restorative dentistry in NHS Tayside. Kate and Thomas were part of Cohort 8 of the NES Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship.
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