60 seconds with Dylis Dias

22 December 2015

Dylis Dias, GP liaison officer at the Royal Free LondonDylis is a GP liaison officer at the Royal Free London (RFL).

What does a GP liaison officer do on a daily basis?

My first priority is queries from GPs, then all other aspects of GP communications including news and extranet updates, meeting GPs and supporting workstreams.

What is the best thing about your job?

Building positive relationships with staff across the RFL and in CCGs. It’s a lot of talking, but so worthwhile when you know you are helping others.

What would you say to someone who is thinking of a career in GP liaison?

It is a fantastic opportunity to own a variety of responsibilities and gain a holistic view of the organisation.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Just do what you love.

What are the most significant challenges of your role?

Managing expectation and understanding the pressures for both the trust and GPs, then communicating these in a diplomatic way.

What can’t you live without?

Scarves, hats and gloves - I have so many because I’m always so cold!

What’s the skill you’d most like to have?

To have an amazing singing voice.

Tell us something about you that few people know.

I was nearly in a West End musical but singing let me down (hence my answer above).

If you could pick three people to have dinner with, who would they be?

Audrey Hepburn, William Shakespeare and Walt Disney.