A pilot functional skills scheme has been launched at Newham University Hospital for staff working across the Trust to achieve level two qualifications in maths, English and ICT. These skills are vital for career progression and personal development. Nometha Rahman decided to join the functional skills scheme so that she could learn new skills in order to take the next step in her career.
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Mary Walsh is the lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for Barts Health.
In her 60 second interview, Mary reflects on the importance of The Guardian Service, why it is a useful support channel for staff, and why it is vital that we all feel confident enough to raise concerns.
I started training as a nurse at Barts in May 1965, qualifying and gaining my Barts Badge in 1969. After working on the wards, I specialised in nursing within the operating theatres. I was a Staff Nurse, then a Staff Sister and then managed the operating theatres from 1970 until 1985. I then managed surgical services until 1994, which is when Barts and the Royal London merged.
Maureen Wray is a much-loved Senior Sister at St Bartholomew's. Having started at Barts in 1973, she is now one of our longest serving members of staff.
In her 60 second interview, Maureen reflects on what St Bartholomew’s and the NHS means to her, her fondest memories from her career, and her hopes for the future.