THIS week, as the National Health Service (NHS) celebrates its 73rd birthday, health chiefs are urging young people to think about working for the organisation.
Top officials, including the Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May, have written an open letter urging young people thinking about
what they want to do in future to consider joining “the biggest care team in the world”.
The letter, published on the NHS England website, says that the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the amazing work of “our nurses, doctors, pharmacists, therapists, porters, cleaners and countless other staff.
“But with the pandemic response entering the recovery phase and as we tackle new challenges like long COVID, the NHS is looking for more talented and committed staff who will go the extra mile for patients and their families.
“While we cannot promise it will always be easy – it will be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the letter, saying that he was “truly humbled as prime minister to mark 73 years of our NHS, which has saved so many lives”.
He added: “This great institution offers many fantastically fulfilling career routes and I urge anyone with the drive and talent to sign up to make a difference and change lives.”
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