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The PDAS is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all potential users of the service.

Do you need help to find out about learning/career opportunities?

Who can you ask?

Who will know?

Contact us a confidential and impartial service to help you develop your options.

The advisors are:

Jane Croker

NVQ Care Co-ordinator

Mary Edmans

Assistant Librarian

Chris Fell

Workplace training Co-ordinator

Graham Kendall

UNISON representative

Denise Needle

Assistant Director (Workforce development)

Gill Robertson

UNISON representative

Claire Scott

NHS Professionals Manager

Russell Simpson

Learndirect Administrator

We all work in the Trust but the advisor role and the advice offered within PDAS is independent and objective and are able to provide information & advice on learning and work or know who to refer you on to.

Give us a call

Our resources and service are provided in the Education Centre & Library, West Suffolk Hospital.

To enquire or arrange an appointment with an advisor, contact the PDAS admin support on 01284 713112 (Internal 3112) or email

Enquires and arranging appointments can be done from Monday Friday 09.00 15.00hrs

View our diary of Courses and Events and links to useful websites.

The service will keep a confidential record of your enquiry and may make a follow up contact for service quality monitoring.

We welcome your feedback and comments to assist in the ongoing development of the service. Both compliments and complaints welcome.

A full statement of the service is available on request from the PDAS.