• Question: what inspired you to work in healthcare?

    Asked by LiamS on 18 Jun 2021.
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      Sonali Kinra answered on 18 Jun 2021:

      To be honest it was borne out of curiosity to know more about people , what affects them and if i can be of any help to them. And the ethos of NHS where care is free at the point of delivery was attractive – people didn’t have to think if they had money in their pocket to see the GP or to be seen by specialist

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 18 Jun 2021:

      I’m not a clinician – so I don’t see patients, but I’ve always done jobs that help people to be the best they can. The NHS is one of those places that I think does that, so when the opportunity came up it felt right to make an application and apply. Now I’m hear I’ve met some amazing people and feel inspired by how they give their time and how caring they are.

      Also as a child I was in and out of hospital with my asthma and I was cared for by some wonderful nurses and doctors.

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      Suzanne Buxton answered on 18 Jun 2021: last edited 18 Jun 2021 1:53 pm

      I was into watching medical dramas when I was at school and enjoyed sciences so I guess that is what set me on my path. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do except work in a hospital environment with patients. You can of course work in healthcare without the patient contact, behind the scenes but still making a difference.

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      Jamie Hynes answered on 18 Jun 2021:

      I think a lot of us find inspiration to work in healthcare through our own experiences with health & family members who have needed care.
      Whether done really well or badly the experience of healthcare stays with us. Thankfully my experience was very positive and showed me great role models & what it means to establish a meaningful connection that was as therapeutic as the treatment itself.

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      Jo Booth answered on 22 Jun 2021:

      I went to visit my father who was admitted to hospital and from that moment I was inspired to help individuals and make a difference to people lives and help them through what can be be the worst times of theirs lives. You don’t become a nurse unless you have a passion to help people. I was given the opportunity to work in a GP practice and Ive never regretted it. I work very independently and the get to know people well.

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      Chisom Anaduaka-Akpan answered on 23 Jun 2021:

      I was 8 when I actually recognised the role of my Family Doctor. He was very nice and tried to keep us all in good health that was my first encounter. My parents were also old school African parents who felt you had to be a Dr, Lawyer or Engineer to have a good life.

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      Adrian Taylor answered on 25 Jun 2021:

      When I was doing a computer science course at Polytechnic my then girlfriend started her psychiatric nurse training and I helped her with course work etc and found I really enjoyed it so applied.

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      James Waldron answered on 2 Jul 2021:

      I was unwell with leukaemia when I was 5 so spent a lot of time in hospital. I found a lot of what was going on very fascinating and enjoyed watching everything that was going on around me and the way the doctors and nurses worked. I also really enjoyed biology and finding out how things worked and interacted together!

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      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 13 Jul 2021:

      I always had a strong sense of wanting to help others. I have had a few jobs in the private sector but I struggled to get excited about having a great day making shareholders more money – I would much rather know that I am working hard to help people be healthier and happier.

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      Adam Jones answered on 15 Jul 2021:

      I’ve worked in corporate jobs for an opticians and a pharmacy business before working in the NHS training hub. This job is the best of both worlds because it means that I’m still seeing the benefits to patients and to our colleagues when I help them receive training or finish a project, and I’m not worrying about business concerns like profit!

      Healthcare I think is immediately motivating because it’s something we all need and appreciate (even more so in the current climate!).