Lewisham Training Hub

Training Hub Lead

We used Mel and her team Aim Solutions to support the fellowship programme in Lewisham. Mel's attention to detail and enthusiasm has helped moved the programme forward. We value her professionalism and ability to get thing's done. Would highly recommend.

South Thames College

Head of Employability

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Mel and the team over the past year. Mel is positive, adaptable, and always willing to consider new ideas. As part of our collaboration, Aim Solutions have provided high-quality, practical work experience for our TV & Film Production learners. This has seen a significant rise in their confidence and employability skills. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity.

Aim Solutions are a key partner for South Thames College, and we look forward to many more innovative projects moving forward.”

Primary Care Training Hub Manager

Primary Care Training Hub Manager

Melanie is honestly a fantastic person to work with. She is detailed oriented, proactive and has excellent people skills. Melanie set up Richmond CEPN Community Interest Company demonstrating a wide range of skills which include; business planning, financial management, understanding the legal implications, strategic decision making, negotiating, and board level administration to name a few.

Commissioning Support Unit


Quite frankly having worked alongside Melanie for the best part of 18 months, I have to say that she is quite possibly the most diligent and pro-active person I have come across. Mel not only strived to ensure that the organisation she helped establish was efficient and well run, but also that her colleagues needs and views were given appropriate consideration. Melanie is hard working, meticulous and professional in her approach and also friendly and flexible in her demeanour. I would not hesitate to include Mel in any team or project I worked on in the future."

Healthcare for London


I worked with Melanie during her time with the Healthcare for London programme. I found Melanie to be very professional, dedicated and innovative in her approach to her work. The transition from Healthcare for London to Commissioning Support for London required Melanie to provide a degree of structure in an often ambiguous environment and support staff through the transition, involving establishing new functions, policies and governance requirements, as well as organising the physical move.

Sutton Training Hub

Commissioning Manager

The Primary Care Team took over the management of the CEPN funding in May 2017 and were fortunate to be put in touch with Aim Solutions (Mel Ashdown and India Peach), who are experienced project managers in CEPN work.  We have worked very closely as a Team... developed a comprehensive programme of non-clinical training including Medical Assistants and Care Navigators and this work is set to continue and expand in 2018 to include protected learning time for all staff within general practice and encouraging recruitment in primary care through school Career Fairs.  This work will go a long way to support the workforce issues and transformation of primary care in the future."

Community of Practice Lead - Post Covid Syndrome

General Practitioner

Having worked with Mel over the past year, I can attest that she is incredibly responsive, has a great attention to detail, and most importantly, takes pride in her work. I have worked and liaised with Mel on many different projects, and each time, remain impressed at the high standards kept by her and her team.

Wandsworth GP Federation


"We use Melanie and her staff for a number of projects. Melanie is results focused and is clear about what she is doing and the steps she is taking to complete the project. I always feel she has our companies needs at the forefront of everything she does for us. We hope to continue to work with Melanie and her great team.

Royal College of GPs

Webinar June 2020

  • I was watching the RCGP webinar and found it extremely helpful and also quite reassuring and inspirational in a time, especially during Covid, which has been quite isolating for newly qualified GPs! So thank you!

  • ​great seminar… lots of practical information I am sure many of us will have greatly appreciated.

  • ​I attended the webinar you presented in this evening and as a newly qualified GP found it very insightful.

  • ​I saw you on the RCGP locum webinar and found your content helpful.

Healthy London Partnership

Senior Programme Manager

" so important to have the training hub voice... you brought so much clarity and credibility- thank you for throwing yourself in so wholeheartedly"

Richmond Training Hub

Primary Care Home Project Manager and Clinical Pharmacist

"Melanie is a wonderful person to work with. She is extremely well organised, and sets an excellent example to those around her. She is precise, determined and calm. She completes her work to an excellent standard, and you can always trust that she will get the work done within all her deadlines. An asset to any team. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her."

Healthy London Partnership

Deputy Chair Warwickshire North CCG & Clinical Lead NHS England

" Thank you so so much for your time ... will be valuable for training hubs and CDs alike.... and are an exemplar training hub lead."

The Alton Practice

GP Partner

It's really great having you as a central point of contact for so many Wandsworth projects as you are so easy to contact and respond with lightning speed!

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Specialist Pharmacist

Mel is incredibly diligent and pro-active. Under her steer the department appeared to transform with efficiency and improved organisation. She brought with her an abundance of enthusiasm and encouraged others to engage in projects she led with equal commitment and dedication. An active and thoughtful participant, Mel would be an asset in any project or role that she is in.