In 2020, I’ll have been working within the NHS for 30 years! I am so proud of the achievements of this organisation as we celebrate our 70th Birthday. A career in the NHS is one that can take you into all sorts of roles and life experiences, as long as you are prepared to commit. I started life as a physiotherapist, then moved in to management roles.
I’ve seen the NHS evolve into what it is today and we will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our population.
One thing you can be sure of is that every member of staff working in the NHS, from paramedic to pharmacist, or ward sister to commissioner, has a sense of pride and a commitment to provide the very best for patients. Everyone that works in the NHS is concerned about people and making things better.
In Thurrock we are already making changes to the way we work, no longer do we work separately to our social care, community and voluntary sector colleagues. By working together we are able to provide services that wrap around you, and are local to home, not just focused on big buildings and care that you have to fit into, not that fits around you.
On 5th July, raise a cuppa to celebrate the 70 years of achievements already under our belt and look forward to our next 70 years!
Mandy Ansell is Accountable Officer for Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group.
Motto: It’s never dull!
To read more on NHS at 70, visit: http://www.thurrockccg.nhs.uk/news/nhs-at-70
Thurrock CCG is hosting a Big 7Tea Party on Thursday 12 July at 10am to 12pm to celebrate and share memories. Join us at Community House, Seabrook Rise, Grays for tea, cake and health stalls.