Bank workers of the month – March

 

 

Each month we select four of our fantastic bank members that have been working for the NHS, supporting their local trust in reducing agency spend. These individuals work a variety of hours (part-time, full-time or ad-hoc to suit their lifestyle) in a variety of roles (Nurse’s, Midwives, Admin, Porter’s and so much more) but all of them have been nominated for providing an exceptional service and high-quality care to patients and their families.

And the winners are…

• Carmen Angela Swaby •

Registered Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

 

• Gemma Lumley •

Specialist Nurse, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

 

• Susan McGowan •

Admin, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

• Sarah Lincoln •

Care Support Worker, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Registered Nurse NHS Professionals

Carmen Angela Swaby

A loyal, hard-working bank member at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, a well deserved award!

What does your typical day at work consist of?

I do very heavy work in operating theatres at Wycombe Hospital and make sure everything starts and finishes on time!

 

What do you love most about your job?

I just love my job! I’ve been in the job for over 40 years! It’s always been my home in theatres…

 

What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?

Being a bank worker as well as remaining at the same trust

 

What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Being a team leader and working well as a team with the doctors and nurses, all of who I have a good working relationship with!

 

What inspired you to join the NHS?

It’s something I believe in and I’ve loved all my life as a nurse

 

What do you like most about working for NHSP?

To be honest: I love the quick pay and not having to wait a month to get paid! That and you can always talk to someone, either at the National Service Centre or the local team!

 

If you could name a hospital, what would you call it?

“Caring Hospital”? I wouldn’t want to name it after myself!

 

What is your favourite pizza topping?

I don’t eat pizza, but if I had to pick a topping it would be chicken because I love chicken!

 

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?

I would have a first aid kit (I always keep it on me wherever I go!), water and sweets (all the essentials!)

 

Do you have any hobbies?

I like dancing, music, cooking, meeting new people and my job on the Bank!

 


NHS Professionals specialist nurse
 
Gemma Lumley

 

What does your typical day at work consist of

Caring for mothers and babies both antenataly and postnataly, within a ward environment

 

What do you love most about your job?

Being part of a woman’s journey during her pregnancy

 

What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?

Experience as band 7 working in management and feeling I’ve succeeded within this role.

 

Whats the most challenging part of your role?

Working during times of short staffing and increased activity whilst maintaining safe and compassionate care

 

What inspired you to join the NHS?

Having my own children and wanting to provide the same experience for others that my widwife did for me.

 

What do you like most about working for NHSP?

Flexibility of working pattern

 

What is your favourite pizza topping?

Ham and Pineapple

 

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?

Suncream

Bikini

Lip gloss

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Gym

TV Box Sets

 


CSW / HCA NHS Professionals


Sarah Lincoln

We had the pleasure of asking Sarah a few questions about herself when she popped in to meet her local Client Relations Team to collect her prize. Thank you Sarah and keep up the great work!

 

What does your typical day at work consist of?

Looking after patients hygiene, general environmental checks, hand checks, going on constants, making beds, assisting patients with leave requests, holding community meetings

 

What do you love most about your job?

Making a difference to someone on a daily basis, every day is different

 

What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?

Proud of the fact that I put a lot of time building rapport with a patient, seeing the positive impact from building that rapport, received feedback from patient that it has made a positive difference.

 

What is the most challenging part of your role?

Restraining people – It’s never a nice situation for either person. Keeping everyone calm upon the ward during an incident.

 

What inspired you to join the NHS?

I used to work in an admin role for a director in the NHS but felt I wanted to do something that felt more worthwhile. A placement with NHSP provided the opportunity for me to work a CSW role.

 

What do you like most about working for NHS Professionals?

The flexibility and variety. I look forward to working on different wards.

 

What is your favourite pizza topping?

Pineapple or Jalapeno

 

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?

Sunscreen, battery powered speakers, painting supplies

 

Do you have any hobbies?

• Bouldering/Rock climbing

• Walking

• Travelling

• Cooking

• Painting / Art

• Yoga

• Circuit classes

 

 




 


Registered Nurse NHS Professionals

 


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