I can’t say health was always an interest I only looked at the idea of Medicine when it came to filling out the university applications in sixth form… it just seemed like a really fascinating way to spend my career!
Social care was always fairly prominent as both of my parents are social workers so seeing them as role models and being in an environment where compassion for others was a regular occurrence meant that a career in health and social care wasn’t a surprise, although I didn’t have the typical background most medical students will have.
Early on I wanted to be a nurse and joined the St John Ambulance brigade. Life and work has grown and grown since then. I’ve worked outside of healthcare but I missed it. It is such a privilege to care, cute and help people. I couldn’t do anything else now!!