How did you start your career in health?
I completed my Nursing Diploma at UCLan in 2000. Upon qualification I started my career in Theatres at Burnley General Hospital as an Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurse – which I absolutely loved!!
I eventually topped up my diploma to a degree.
How did you reach your current position?
I completed mentor training in 2002 and took an active role in supporting students in theatres. A colleague had given back word for the PEF position so I plucked up the courage to apply. I have been in the PEF team for almost 6 years. Recently, i have stepped up into the role of lead PEF to cover my line manager.
Who or what has been your inspiration?
My inspirations are:
What advice would you give others on reaching their potential or embarking on a career in health?
I think if you are passionate about wanting to help others, are kind and caring you have the ability to nurse.
You have to be open to change and embrace new ideas and ways of working. You must be hardworking, honest, conscientious and reliable.
Smile and wear comfortable shoes!
What does 2020 #YearoftheNurseandMidwife mean to you?
I’m extremely proud to be a nurse and work with the NHS. Education within ELHT is at the forefront of providing the trust with a future work force who are both competent and confident practitioners.
Favourite quotes of all time
“The Love you take is equal to the love you make”