It's been a huge transition from the student world of history essays to the adult world of national healthcare but to be honest, there's still referencing/PowerPoints/essays and reports to be done, and that's before the education elements have started! It's a decision I would definitely make again - it truly is life defining.
The orientation at the beginning of the scheme gave me a much better understanding of our NHS and the issues it faces, and now every time I sit down at my desk to work on a project I recall the way the frontline staff and patients inspired me to better our services and it reminds me of why I am here.
It is also a huge step for me as it is my first full project to lead. I am liaising with other teams within NHS England, other NHS bodies, charities and service users and I am gaining a lot of invaluable experience along the way!
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