I left school with 8 GCSE’s including maths science and English. I enjoyed GCSE sport and the human biology aspects of the course.
Studied Public Services Level 3 national certificate at college and gained grade: DMM
Bsc Hons Adult Nursing 2016-2019
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
I currently work for the NHS as a band 3 Health Care Assistant (HCA) and I am soon to graduate from university with a degree in nursing.
I have been a student nurse for 3 years and have had a fantastic learning experience.
I have worked as a HCA in the NHS in both hospital and community settings.
My Typical Day:
As A student nurse we either study or gain experience in a clinical setting so depending which day I find myself on I will be researching a topic and writing academically or working closely with the public in delivering nursing care.
As a HCA in a community setting I support a group of professionals in keeping people safe in their own homes. I asssit with personal care, mobility, promoting independence and lots more.
Spending the Prize Money:
If I was to be fortunate enough to win the prize money I would spend it on my community and raise awareness and encourage children into healthcare roles found within the NHS.
Firstly I would like to go into schools and enable the youth of today to be trained in Basic Life Support, I would take great pride in teaching them and enabling them to save lives with the suppport of professionals whilst educating them on the roles found within the NHS in hope of them working in healthcare roles in the future.
I would also like to educate the youth of today on being healthy, physically, psychologically, socially, environmentally. I want to provide them with the knowledge and support I believe will encourage them in achieving and stepping into healthcare roles theirselves.
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, kind and courageous.
What's your favourite food?
I like all types of foods and have eaten different foods from around the world, I particularly like fresh sea food, but Indian food in India is also my favourite!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I ran the Virgin london Marathon in April 2018 and raised £4350 for the Royal Society for Blind Children.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to care for people, but did not realise how many different caring roles there was in the big wide world!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I had a detention or two, but never did I get in serious trouble. I was a little cheeky but respected the teachers as my elders and remembered how precious education was before it was too late, I enjoyed my school life and the structure it provided me with.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I have welcomed life and held the hands of those loosing life, I have seen a real heart beating and have been privileged enough to experience organ donation and transplantation.
I have delivered first aid to the less fortunate in India and delivered a health promotion activity on oral hygiene.
What or who inspired you to do your job?
I had a little brother (ten years younger) who I took great care of, I always wanted to do for others and found myself taking the “mothering role” in most aspects of my life. In my personal life I was exposed to addiction and was always fascinated by the human body.
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?
I would work closely with children and educate them through play theraphy. Children’s entertainment, Disney, kids club, holiday camps etc.