11 Reasons Why You Love The NHS






Some have had loved ones cared for by the NHS, for some it’s the sense of pride and purpose that working for the NHS gives them, and for others it’s working with their NHS families and the support they receive day in, and day out that makes them love the work that they do. 


The NHS will always mean something different to each person, but whatever that reason is, it is your hard work as Nurses, Midwives, Care Support Workers, Healthcare assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Admin & Clerical, Healthcare Scientists, Porters & Support Services that makes our NHS a great place to work.


Here are 11 reasons why some of our bank members, across a variety of staffing groups, love their NHS jobs:




To follow in the footsteps of inspiring people


“When I was growing up our neighbour use to look after me and my sisters after school some days. She filled us with stories of her time as Matron on Pickering ward at St Barts in London. Every week we use to sit with our drink and a biscuit and listen to how much she changed the lives of her patients and how it had been a major part of her adult life. She gave me an information booklet about St Barts which showed a photo of Pickering Ward as it was when she worked there. Sadly, Alma has passed away a long time ago now but her stories and the love she had for the NHS moved me to become a nurse which I have been for the past 15 years hopefully helping to change the lives of others just as Alma did at st Barts.”


Caroline – George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Delivering high-quality patient care to all


“I've worked for the NHS in 2 separate roles, as a health care worker and a student nurse. Working in the NHS has allowed me to see both children and adults come to hospital, sometimes at their absolute worst, emotionally and physically, to within days or weeks leave looking and feeling better and grateful. I have recently been to a third world country looking at their health care system, which has made me even more appreciative of what the NHS offers us as workers and as patients. We don't truly know how lucky we are to have the NHS.”


Emily - Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation trust

Putting patients first


“I love working for the NHS due to the flexible working system they have around my studies and family life. I love

how patients are always put first and how the staff go above and beyond to meet their needs. I love how much the nurses upon the wards encourage me through university and are always willing to give a helping hand. The NHS makes Great Britain Great.”


Jessica – City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

The talented people


“I am privileged to provide support and help thousands of people, be part of their lives and be there for them when they are most vulnerable. Working for the NHS has taught me that the smallest things can make the biggest difference to people. I work with the most amazing people and I know that no matter which area I bank in, there is a talented team people to support me, so we can provide clean, safe and personal patient centred care. Every day is different, and it has helped me grow as a person and a professional!”


Maine – Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

The NHS Family


“I love working for the NHS as I think it is the most important institution we have in this country. I love helping the patients and working with my colleagues. Everyone is pulling in the same direction and it feels like one big family.”


Scott – East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Making a difference


“The best feeling is when you make any positive difference to patients’ lives. For me, working in a non-clinical area, even the seemingly small actions of easing the administration process or making sure their referral journey runs smoothly can be greatly appreciated at what is often a vulnerable time for many.”


Geethani – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Helping patients when they need it most


“Prior to working for the NHS I had a career in marketing, however 10 years ago my Grandad was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma which had spread to his lymph nodes and I became his full time carer. During this time, I witnessed first-hand the amazing work of the nurses, doctors, consultants and support staff at our local hospital and hospice and wanted to be part of a workforce that ensured that top level care was provided to patients in the local community. After my Grandad passed away, I decided to change career and started work at South Tyneside District Hospital. What I love best about working for the NHS is that I am part of a team of people

that can help patients at a time they need it most and ensure that they receive the very best care and support they deserve - not only during their stay in hospital but also when they are discharged home.”


Caroline – South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Providing health and wellbeing to the local community


“It is my way of contributing to the health and wellbeing of my local community which is one of the most deprived in the UK”


Nicola – The Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The hard-working people


“I love being part of a team that works so hard and unrelentingly for people. I'm only 5 years younger than the NHS but I never take this institution for granted. It's a gift and we should treasure it.”


Lynn – Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Turning frowns upside down


“I love working for the NHS as I get to meet so many fantastic people on a daily basis here. I am very much a people person and believe that I can make a difference by the way I treat everyone I come into contact with. A simple smile and a warm greeting can go a long way to making someone feel good, especially if they have had a tough day, or a difficult labour. I was always brought up with the saying "it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, so turn the frown upside down"”


Stuart – University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Rewarding and worthwhile career


“I love to help people when they are most vulnerable. I cannot think of a more rewarding or worthwhile career.”


Karen – Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust