Student nurse, Hannah works flexibily in mental health and admin to allow her the time she needs to study for her adult nursing degree. Welcome to NHSP Hannah, we look forward to seeing you progress your career within the NHS.


Name: Hannah

Trust Name: Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Staff Group: Support Services

Years working for NHS: 4-5

Years working for NHS Professionals: less than 1 year


Why do you love working for the NHS?

I have worked since I have left school, I started by doing a business administration apprenticeship within the NHS from 16, then went into as a band 2 administrator. I felt I wanted to have those skills to provide the holistic care people deserve. I went onto work as a mental health care assistant for North West Boroughs and now I work as a HCA for NHSP whilst doing my adult nursing degree at edge hill university, I'm so excited to see what's ahead for me to develop within the NHS. I feel it has helped me gain confidence, skills I could not achieve anywhere else, and just personal experiences I will hold for the rest of my life.


How does flexible working make a difference to your life?

Really helps me whilst I'm doing my nursing degree at university, and also it gives me the opportunity to work on many different departments and wards which I feel is going to help me figure out what kind of nursing I want to pursue in when I qualify.


What has been your proudest moment working for the NHS?

Going the extra mile helping those people in need, and having the confidence and experience of having to report a person whilst on placement as I feel it does take a lot to speak up these days, and always think those people being mistreated it's unfair, unholistic and they are someone's family' and always think to treat and care for someone on how I would want my family to be treated


Tell us about your past

I have always lived in the UK. I never knew what I wanted to do when I left school, but my administration job speaking to those who had neurological problems really inspired me to want to do more and help care for them, gain those skills when people are in severe need of not just to be mentally and physically cared for but also protected


Tell us about your life outside of the hospital

I go to the university and in my second year of nursing doing adult nursing. I do mental health and general bank work part time when I can when not doing my assignment, on placements, lectures, attending the gym which really makes me feel better about myself and I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst in such a busy demanding job which I wouldn't change for the world.


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

Item #1 Unlimited food

Item #2 My partner

Item #3 Clean water


Admin & Clerical
Allied Health Professionals
Nursing & Midwifery
Healthcare Scientists
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