Philip Bottle

Throughout my working career, both in the NHS and outside of it, it has always been a passion of mine to make things better, to be part of something that has a positive impact. The premise is always the same, invest time in improving the things we have to do, make the small things easy to eventually make the big things easy, and working for SARD is the epitome of this.

I have always felt that it is important to understand why we do things, asking the important questions and get to the real nub of the questions in order to produce the best answers. If my skills and knowledge, combined with those around me can help have a positive impact on the organisations we are working with then I have started to achieve my goals.

I have worked in both the private and the public sector over the last 16 years, and prior to working with SARD I spent 5 years in the NHS, creating positive change and living the day to day, challenges as well as witnessing the challenges that others faced. My last role was Head of Learning and Development at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, a very different role to the one I am in now.

As like many of my colleagues, I like to indulge in activities outside of work, and I am currently finishing off a number of writing projects, which I find both relaxing and rewarding. Who knows one day you may get to read some of my work when they are on the bestsellers list.

Blog posts for Philip

The Golden Circle

Philip Bottle Nov 28, 2014

Many companies can explain to you 'what' they do; for us it is simple, we build software systems. Companies can also, importantly, tell you 'how' they do it; again for us, we work with our clients and partners to create solutions that really meet the needs of the organisations using... Read More

The Dichotomy of Appraisals

Philip Bottle Aug 14, 2014

Appraisals are not a new concept within the NHS (or indeed in any organisation for that matter), but hand on heart how many of us can say they are effective and meaningful? If we are honest appraisals for most individuals are seen largely as a waste of time, and are... Read More

This Week

Philip Bottle Jun 11, 2014

This week has been a very exciting week for us and for me. We have been building a new website to reflect all of the new exciting things we are doing. I have enjoyed really getting my teeth stuck into helping to build and design something that shows our current... Read More

Mind in Croydon

Philip Bottle Jun 5, 2014

We are delighted to be working with Mind in Croydon to raise funds for people and their families living with mental health issues in our local area. We will be holding our Stand Up to Stigma event before the end of the year, a night of comedy in aid of... Read More

Appraisal for all

Philip Bottle Jun 5, 2014

SARD are pleased to announce that it is further developing the capability of its platform to extend the system in order to cover the appraisal process for all staff. It is a logical step as we already know our revalidation and appraisal system helps thousands of doctors and we felt... Read More

The Great South Run

Philip Bottle May 29, 2014

On the 26th of October 2014 Kevin, Phil, Sophie and Barbara from the SARD team will be taking part in the Great South Run. The aim is to raise as much money as we possibly can for Mind in Croydon. We are obviously very excited and nervous, 10 miles is... Read More

Nurse Appraisal

Philip Bottle May 22, 2014

We recently attended the 'Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation' conference in London, which was a very useful and insightful event. Having a background plunged into the inner depths of medical revalidation and as a company looking to expand our systems to fulfill future requirements, this conference could not have come at... Read More