Sam Naylor

Sam specialises in Psychiatry and currently works for the Greater Manchester Mental Health Staff Bank. For him, the best part of working for the NHS is the chance to have a positive impact on someone’s life, even if it’s just for a day. In Sam’s spare time he enjoys art and music, both of which would be taken to a desert island with him if he ever found himself stranded!

Name: Sam Naylor

Trust: Greater Manchester Mental Health Staff Bank

Your Speciality: Psychiatry

Years working for NHS: 1-3 years

Years working for Doctors Direct: less than 1 year


Why do you love working for the NHS?

I love working with people from all walks of life and having the opportunity to have a positive impact on their life or just their day.


How does flexible working make a difference to your life?

It helps keep my work-life balance. Doctors Direct allows me to enjoy each shift more because there is less risk of burnout.


My proudest mom

What has been your proudest moment working for the NHS?

ent was when working in sexual health and there was a patient who was extremely anxious, but I was able to keep her feeling relaxed


What made you decide to become a doctor? Was it always a career you wanted to pursue?

I like science and people; this is a job that combines both


Do you have any hobbies outside of work?

I like music and art


You can take 3 items with you when stranded on a desert island, what do you take?

  • Item #1 Music
  • Item #2 Art equipment
  • Item #3 A boat