15 September 2015
Wen Zhang is a pharmacy IT/electronic prescribing system manager at the trust. Here he answers our questions about his work in the NHS.
What training/qualifications have you done to get to where you are now?
I completed a pharmacy student technician NVQ Level 3 and a Master’s degree in information and management.
Why do you do what you do?
I was trained as a pharmacy technician but I am also very interested in the information technology. The information management, business intelligence and analysis are crucial to running of the department.
What is the best thing about your role?
Delivering IT projects to improve the efficiency of the department and move it forward. I enjoy resolving issues and providing information and analysis to help the department and the trust with better management and planning.
Why do you like working at the Royal Free London?
I started at the Royal Free in 2004, it is friendly and like a family. I have been given lots of opportunities to develop myself here and I would like to keep contributing and give more back.
What would you say to someone considering a career in the NHS?
That it is challenging, but very interesting.
What did you want to be when you were little?
I can’t really remember now. My father has told me since I was little that I need to learn everything I can, I think that’s called ‘being flexible’!
Any other interesting/fun facts about your career you would like to share?
There are lots, but the most interesting fact is that I actually never thought that IT would become my career – it was always just a hobby to me.