I started working in the NHS when I was 19, as a secretarial assistant in orthopaedics.
I was lucky enough to work in different parts of the department, picking up different skills from each area and seeing how each team worked differently. I finished in orthopaedics as a medical secretary and moved to the divisional management team to become personal assistant to the divisional manager.
I am now working within the clinical management team as personal assistant to two clinical services managers, covering planned and emergency care, and the operations manager. We have a great team and I am so happy working with all these great people who all work so hard to keep things ticking over. Every day has its up and downs and everybody pulls together to work through the challenges.
People don't see what goes on behind the scenes and I am privileged to be a small part of it. Hospitals aren't just doctors, nurses and patients. There is a lot more to it and the administration side often gets overlooked.
I love working in the NHS and enjoy everything about it. It is the best job ever with lots of benefits to it.