James Pollard

Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist

James joined Healthshare a year ago, joining us as a band 6 MSK Physiotherapist. In his role, he works with NHS patients dealing with a range of conditions from arthritis to sports injuries. 

Following his undergraduate degree in Sports Rehabilitation gaining experience within the private sector, professional sport and hospital settings. James then completed and achieved a 1st class degree in Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett University followed by 18 months completing his rotations within the NHS. 

“I enjoy the fast-paced nature of my job and the variety of cases I support on a daily basis. Every patient has their own experiences, medical history and expectations from Physiotherapy. For example, on any one day, I could be helping a young adult with a recent injury wanting to return to sport or an elderly person with long standing pain wanting to improve their day-to-day function.  

At Healthshare, there’s a very supportive community and it’s a great environment to learn and grow in my role. I have a supportive mentor in the grade above me, which I find really helps with my professional development, and this same mentor remains assigned to me permanently, so we’re building a really positive relationship. I myself mentor someone in the grade below, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to pass my knowledge on. I’m encouraged to spend time shadowing and working with other members of staff to get as much hands-on experience as possible. 

It’s also great to work for a company that is innovative and actively working on ways to improve our service, ultimately improving our patient experience. The new LISA programme – allows patients to self-refer through a digital triage system. This may offer them access to self-help information if they desire, or give them the choice of various services.”